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Chapter Eight: Asking if It Is a Real Body Is Very Impolite

 Perfect Cyborg – Candy Candy|Video Installation|2015

 

If I removed my mask, you would discover my whole body to be made of electronic organs. These days, who would dare to say that their own body is not real? It is a pity, but I am not sure when it started exactly, yet surely before the extinction of the human race. At that time some people already had metal parts and electronic structures in their bodies. At the beginning, it was mainly soldiers wounded during the war. In order not to waste the actual experience of fighting the enemy, national defense units reinvented military robots and transformed them into more sophisticated robots. When technology developed, even more, the national health care system also began applying technology for disabled and those who wanted to become more beautiful, thus contributing to war revenues. These procedures were very expensive, but technology allowed to get more physical strength, intelligence, and physical form. Nevertheless, it brought up jealousy and unlimited desire in humans. The richer people were, the longer they could live. Those whose body already had electronic parts also had a young physical form. Who could tell how old they were? Everyone claimed their memories to be natural; the ageless face had to be well maintained. Each of ‘you’ and I, all of us have an untold story, and there certainly is one ‘I’ of the pre-extinct you. I am convinced that all of this happened not because of the evolution of cells, but because of the electronic body parts.

 

When humanoids had the ability to transcend from human beings, everyone was aspired to get more than others, everyone claimed to have a real body. Only the division responsible for repairing parts knew who had real bodies. This division is the most mysterious in the underground countries and has the biggest wealth among the invisible corps. When body parts are damaged, we only need to float in an invisible website and to fill in a personalized database to ask the personnel to come to collect us. These robots who are responsible for this job do not know what they are transiting because there are at least a million of structural divisions. No one knows what that floating object is. In this world where personal privacy is under extreme protection, all structures of confidentiality involve wealth and profit. No one can divide the wealth of others’ domains, otherwise, the invisible corps might receive the intervention or even be wiped out. Only an extremely small number of humanoids are wealthy. In this era, the emphasis is on order, structure, and privacy. Any attempt to destroy this will or body might be eliminated and there will be no news, memories or regrets about it.

第捌章 問是不是真實肉身是沒禮貌的

完美製造-小甜甜|Video Installation|2015

如果我卸下表像面具,你將會發現我擁有一整身的電子內臟。這年頭,誰會說自己不是真實的血肉之身呢?這是羞恥的,從何時開始,我已經不確定,至少在純人類滅絕之前,已經有一個過渡的開始,有些人身上開始擁有局部的金屬和電子結構,一開始是因為戰爭受傷的士兵,為了不浪費對抗敵方戰鬥的臥底實際經驗值,因此促使國防單位積極重新塑造這些國家養成的機器戰士,能恢復成為更尖端的戰爭機器人。而當技術更加成熟後,國家醫療結構也為了支援平衡戰爭的營收,開始將技術拓展到傷殘和愛美人士,這些是要付出極高代價的,當然這些技術為人類帶來更佳的體力、智力、軀殼,漸漸的輪迴成一種人性之惡的妒忌和無限慾望,越是擁有極端財富的人,越有能力長生不老,當然那些肉身已經逐一換取為電子零件,軀殼是年輕的,誰也不知道誰幾歲了?大家都宣稱自己的超強記憶是來自於天生,每一年不老的面容,是依賴有好的保養聖品。每一個你和我都有一個不為人知的故事,而絕對還存在世上的你我,我堅信都不是來自於細胞的生成演化,而是電子零件的替換。

 

人造人的能力超越古老真實肉身的人類時,每個人都渴望自己能更超越他人,而每一個人都宣稱,自己是真實的血肉之軀,唯有零件修復師才知道每個人的真實。他們是地下國家中最神秘的,也擁有最大財富的隱形兵團。當肉身零件損壞時,我們只需在浮動隱形網址中,填下個人專屬的亂數資料庫,即可通報人員來收取。這些收取的人,並不知道自己在運送甚麼,因為這之間的層級至少有上百萬個結構部門,因此沒有人之大在大數據下的樹枝網路結構中,知道那一個個流動物件是甚麼。在這極端保護個人隱私的世界,所有的保密結構都牽扯到極端的財富和利益,因此沒有人會蠢到去瓜分別人的財富地盤,因為那會促使隱形兵團的介入而被殲滅。當然,握有財富的是極端的少數人造人而已。在這個年代裡,講求的昰秩序、結構和隱私,任何試圖破壞這一切的任何意志或軀體,都會被無形巧妙的殲滅,而不會有任何的新聞、緬懷和依戀。