Slowly, the sink started overflowing
with feelings, I can’t describe
and emotions I can’t quite conceive.
I imagine myself flowing along a cold river,
We as humans are frail and vulnerable, especially our bodies, in which everyday diseases and accidents take away parts of us: whether it is a hand, a leg, or even a heart. So what if I told you that our future relies on humanity transforming into cyborgs? The definition of cyborgs today is a rare word to be known or referred to, but in the future, cyborgs will be our new definition of humanity. This theme first came to my mind when I first watched several movies, like Mr. Nobody, I, Robot and a few Black Mirror episodes, that inspired the idea for me to create my own prediction of how we, as humans, will look like, and how our world will evolve. Cyborgs are fictional or hypothetical people whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal, human measures by mechanical elements built into the body. As an 18-year-old girl living in the 21st century, it is fair to say that our world is not like 20 or 50 years ago. Every day, science and technology experiences life-changing breakthroughs, whether it is the development of prosthetic hands that sense touch, thought-controlled bionic legs and noses that smell diseases, which will be definite by around 2050. That is only 32 years away. When I'm 50, the world I will be living in as an adult will be excessively different from the one that I had lived in as a teenager. Therefore, for this theme I decided to manipulate my own models on Photoshop and create my own visual prediction on human cyborgs, changing their skin color, their hair color and maneuvering our current idea of a normal physical appearance, to a more futuristic evolvement.
it’s just another morning,
where I hesitate to look you in the eye
because I know that you’ll make me remember things
in another episode of yearning.
So why should I be named?
To be called and recognized by a word that will never mean something to me?
Why do others have to name me?