Watch Blade Runner
, Dark Angel
and read some William Gibson novels. Cyberpunk and Post-cyberpunk ask questions about technology, humans and how they relate to technology and how that shapes society.
Consider memories and identity:
- One of my characters is an illegal (in the 'verse) "upload", she died in a car accident and her well meaning parents had her mind copied into a bio-android.
- Is she their daughter? Or an AI that thinks it's a 17 year old girl? Does it matter?
- Is this illegal because it's immoral or because it questions what it means to be human?
- Another character is the child of a transhuman woman and her Robotic Spouse. What Measure Is a Non-Human? She's torn between her machine nature and her human emotions.
- And this character, a ridiculously human robot who loves humanity with all her "heart": she has flaws and was made by flawed human beings and sent into battle by flawed human beings. Yet she sees democracy as utopia because humans are special
- She remembers when her kind were considered mere robots and not sentient beings.
- And she runs smack into the characters above, for drama of course.
Yes, it's set in space but it doesn't have to be (I like space and I can do things I can't do in a contemporary setting).
Science Fiction has, and will always be, asking What if?
I got these ideas after watching Sf Debris
review Star Trek, Babylon 5, Evangelion, Alien, Ghost in the Shell and Blade Runner. he takes them apart and shows how they work. My 'Verse will wear it's shout outs
and tropes on it's sleeve, because I'm a nerdy girl.
Feel free to be inspired but you don't have to copy. Change it up, mash, mix, deconstruct and/or reconstruct, genre throwback
or break new ground.
The possibilities are endless.
edited 26th Feb '13 12:33:43 AM by TairaMai