Surrogate Colony is a dystopian, post pandemic novel that is really a cautionary tale about the dangers of technology. I just read this morning that Bill Gates believes that by 2024 we’ll be having interviews and meetings in the “metaverse” . To me this is deeply disturbing, and quite cerebral to the point of nausea. We have a body. We should breathe. We should touch. We are organic and all have an expiry date. I am not quite sure why some people overly involved in technology have a hard time with that?It’s almost as if their obsession with technology has taken over their minds and has made them into the cyborgs they want everyone else to become. Or maybe it is their petrified fear of death that makes them want to transcend, and control the natural laws of biology. I find it exploitative when powerful individuals want to influence more than they already have; when they rub shoulders with politicians, discuss matters on a world stage that are really not their domain to comment on. Adriana, in Surrogate Colony, is so indoctrinated by the culture of Microscrep that the technology responsible for her slavery, has hindered her natural, uncultivated tendencies of harmless curiosity and critical questioning. This is until she unwittingly brushes up against a system that has it out for her.