Technofictions

Français/English

Technofictions, Paris, Cerf, 2019 (in French)

Connected gloves that give the impression of touching at great distances beings who may not even exist ; a drug treatment that allows those with a social security number to maintain an apparent youthfulness; an application on a smartphone for an ongoing conversation with the deceased ; a device that constantly and unambiguously tells us the mood, the state of mind of those around us, and our own state of mind; personalized advice (in the form of notifications on our phones’ screens) for a total control of body and mind… as long as there is wifi.

Because contemporary technology is changing our form of life, its meaning must be questioned.

The short stories in this collection feature a couple, Marcel and Albertine, who live the same love story in possible universes characterized by different technologies.