Man vs. Technology

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"Man vs technology" is a theme in literature that places a character against technology.

Frankenstein is often considered the classic exposition of this theme, with a scientifically created human becoming a destructive monster.

It is also a common theme in science fiction, with Blade Runner, The Terminator and The Matrix being popular examples. Another example would be in "2001: A Space Odyssey" when Frank and Dave battle their flight computer, the HAL 9000.

Often, it is external as well as internal.[citation needed] It is mostly external conflict.

See also[edit]

Conflict (narrative) for a list of narrative conflicts.