Technology has become a part of us. Would you rather lose the use of all motorized vehicles, all telecommunication devices and computers, or one of your hands?
The irony here is that I don’t drive. So the answer is easy for me. I could easily give up cars, buses, trains and fucking airplanes. Boats too I guess. But does that mean bicycles? It’s not motorized so I guess not.
But I think about AJ, her family is way up North in New York, and she’s down in the South in Mississippi. That wouldn’t be easy for her. But then giving up communications wouldn’t be either. And computers is how she makes a living. But without two hands it’s really hard to type.
I could probably give up a hand too. I have my magic to assist me.
Funny things is my First Age self is in the process of losing his left arm below the elbow. It has a bunch of story elements to work out in it, but it has a purpose, AJ’s not being a complete asshat and making my life difficult. Heh, and hey I might even get a bionic arm out of it since it’s the future and one of my friends is a hacker with cybernetic connections (literally and figuratively).
And AJ’s playing with a plot that might end all tech… Spoiler? Still playing with the next arc.