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Around the same time, all my students were getting iPhones, and talking about how much they loved their smartphones.
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I began realizing that we were having these deep emotional connections with our devices. Tell me, as you keep seeing things change, are you coming up with new stories? Or are you going to do something completely different after this? I mean, the whole phenomenon is just so utterly strange. You can find grown adults all around America launching Angry Birds , crushing candy and playing these little games on their phones.
I think virtual reality is exciting, but it also frightens me for the future. When you add teledildonics into the mix — you know, this emerging technology where you have sex toys that work remotely, either with synced porn or with other users — you essentially have my fiction becoming reality. All this new technology is definitely inspiring me to keep working in that genre. And I have some new stories that are probably going to be a third collection. In my creative writing classes, I have an exercise where students write fictional postcards and then send them out. Some of your stories go into Eastern religions and the way technology gets incorporated with those philosophies, which reminded me how 50 years ago, or maybe even more recently, people began accessing an inner world through Buddhism and mysticism, as well as drugs and hallucinogens and that sort of thing.
Do you think that change is inevitable? I was really hoping that these stories would be a warning. As you explain in the story, they can remove an unwanted pregnancy like dragging a file to the recycle bin. That sort of ease is also a scary thing, like there should be some struggle. And this is a wonderful thing for them, until their avatars bring home a virus. So I do think our new technology allows us to express ourselves in ways we previously felt inhibited to explore.
We can see this with all the different dating apps out there, especially platforms like FetLife or kink sites, where people can express their sexual interests openly. Yet, each of these technological innovations comes with their own emotional baggage. Or an unliked post, or a dating profile that never gets any hits. So you mentioned that you have a child, a son, right?
Tell me what you were trying to go for: Is it for one generation selling out another, or them not being able to connect? What is your anxiety there? I think the role of parenthood emerged in my stories because of my love of fatherhood and my love for my son. Suddenly I found that I was writing a lot about fathers dealing with sons, and parents trying to raise children.
For example, my own son is online a lot. He has games that he plays online with his friends, he is up to date with all the different apps, and part of our struggle is that I have to limit that time and ask him to put away his devices so we can reconnect in the real world.
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