From: Ana Aguila Reyes
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 14:20:58 -0800
To: b. nericcio
Hi, professor. A while back I had a conversation with a friend about sickness and our bodies. The question of Why we were made so fragile came up. For anybody who has had an illness or has known someone who is sick, we sometimes wish we were made of some other material other than flesh in order to avoid pain and suffering. In my conversation metal came to our minds. What if humans were made of metal? No more sickness. Linking this type of thought to the reading on Rita Hayward, it seems that people try to escape from they’re problems by becoming someone or something else. The excuses are endless.
One of my favorite sci-fi shows, Doctor Who, brought this theme up in one of their shows with the Cybermen. The Cybermen were once human like us but have received the ultimate upgrade. Their human brains welded into their cybernetic bodies which have been adapted so that the Cybermen are utterly devoid of emotion.
Here’s a clip of the Cybermen:
... and a photo as well!
Thursday, March 01, 2007
CYBERMEN and Doctor Who
Ana Aguila Reyes beams down with a sci-fi posting of no little interest for obscene machine devotees: