As people are becoming further immersed into their technology, the line between the virtual and real world is blurred and humans are seen as machine-like entities. For example, in the novel Snow Crash as humans become integrated into the Metaverse their identities in the real world and the avatars in the virtual world become synonymous. In addition, in the short story “Entrada” the people associate the virtual world as their escape, so they become more and more ingrained in this virtual world to forgo the stresses of everyday life. Finally in the piece “The Embodied Computer/User,” humans are no longer seen in individualistic terms, but are rather identified solely as interchangeable parts.

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