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Janet Murray: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace. MAT103 Fall 2010 Sheila Fox Tanksley. Dystopian views of the future are often portrayed in books or movies. Usually, this involves the abuse of technology resulting in the dominance of one group over another. Machines

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Janet murray the future of narrative in cyberspace

Janet Murray: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace

MAT103 Fall 2010

Sheila Fox Tanksley


Dystopian views of the future are often portrayed in books or movies

Dystopian views of the future are often portrayed in books or movies.

Usually, this involves the abuse of

technology resulting in the dominance

of one group over another.Machines

are often portrayed as instruments

used in suppression.


This often results in the loss of one s freedoms and identity

This often results in the loss of one’s freedoms and identity.


The innocent are exploited and outcomes are often bleak for the masses

The innocent are exploited and outcomes are often bleak for the masses.


Utopian versions are less common but can also be found in books movies and tv

Utopian versions are less common but can also be found in books, movies and TV.

Disneyland has often featured futuristic projections in its Tomorrowland setting.

These are usually with emphasis on the positive outcomes in mind.


In the utopian view technology is applied to more virtuous uses for the good of the majority

In the Utopian view technology is applied to more virtuous uses for the good of the majority.

This advances our ability to get along and

tolerate each other’s species as well as

other races of our own kind.


In the future we can participate in stories not simply read or view them on a holodeck

In the Future we can participate in stories,not simply read or view them, on a holodeck.


Janet murray the future of narrative in cyberspace

Stories, dreams and roll playing games give us tools to experience the “what if” scenarios. This in turn allows us to work through our mental and emotional “baggage” on our way to learning about ourselves.


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