Zachary Phillips, Zachary Phillips
Enter a dystopic future where integration with technology may cost us our humanity.
A bleak prediction of a world where consumerism and technological advancement has been taken to the extreme.
If you were offered the chance to integrate with technology, would you? How far would you go? Replace your skeleton with a titanium alloy? Save your memories to the cloud? Surf the net whilst you sleep? Install neuro-ocular implants? Download your consciousness into a new, bio-synthetic body?
Or would you instead choose to remain ‘Natural’, and become part of an increasingly segregated and victimised minority?
In an anthology of 11 short stories, Upgrade attempts to answer the fundamental question: What does it mean to be human?