Cyberbrain by Benoit Blanchard and other sci-fi novels with mind control narratives are expected to receive a warm welcome this year.
The Science Fiction genre is among the most stable of all literary ventures. Each year produces hundred of sci-fi novels. Since 2010 the annual profit for sci-fi and sci-fi fantasy novels has doubled and consistently risen. However, not too many mind-control sci-fi books have been published since that time. Mind-control stories as a subgenre of sci-fi have seen their glory days in the works of Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange, 1962), George Orwell (Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1949), and Philip K. Dick 9Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, 1968). All these books have produced movie adaptations that gained commercial and critical success. Lately, we are seeing potential mind-control novels whose narratives spark discussions on the prospect of mind-control novels in the future. One of these works is Cyberbrain by Benoit Blanchard. Cyberbrain also has a sequel of equal interest- Cyberbrain: Guardian Angel. These two works are more than enough to revisit specific relevant brain implants, artificial intelligence, and robotics.
As we near 2030, we slowly realize that we are now living the fiction narratives from twenty years ago, and mind control is slowly becoming a reality.
The past few years saw the developments of technology related to artificial intelligence, brainwaves, and other areas that affect how we view the human brain and its inner workings. In the past, stories about mind control and cybernetics are just part of an impossibility that has entertained our curiosity for the longest time. Today, some aspects of brain control and other related technology are almost within reach. According to https://www.irishtimes.com, mind control is no longer science-fiction.
“Fiction it is no more. The successful transmission of those light pulses, trivial or otherwise, signals the dawn of a new age in B2B communication research.
The underlying technology has already been used effectively in a number of clinical settings. “It has been used to stimulate the motor cortex in post-stroke patients,” says Dunne. “It has also proven useful in helping treat traumatic brain injury by promoting recovery in damaged neurons. TCS has also been found to help in the treatment of depression, addiction, Dyscalculia (the numerical equivalent of dyslexia) and general cognitive enhancement.”
Without a doubt, as these advancements in brain science and technology continue to emerge, literary works related to mind control and artificial intelligence will flourish.
Some of the themes we can expect this year and in the coming years include animal neurophysiology, brain implants (such as in Benoit Blanchard’s novels), Brain-nets (or brain connectivity or brain network between two or more living entities), social neuroscience, and advance cybernetics, to name a few. The interest in brain science will exponentially grow once particular breakthroughs and innovations are reached. Since time immemorial, humanity has always aspired to completely decipher the human brain. That alone is why there is no shortage of narratives, including the human thinking process and mind control.
Because mind control-based themes are expected to gain a wide readership, other sub-genres are expected to tap on this resurgence. Sub-genres like alien thrillers, psychological thrillers, crime procedural thrillers, and even fantasy will probably include mind control in their stories.
Overall, the year 2022 will be a great year for sci-fi authors. And as we move into the new normal, the production and promotion of these works will help revitalize the publishing industry, which greatly suffered the last two years. The stories of mind control and brain technology are at the forefront of this exciting new life for sci-fi.