AZTIX’s – 21st century word list

CHOOSE WORDS – CHOOSE DATA

Words are subtle but powerful things. The words in our vocabulary tell us about the things that matter to us and what we value.

 

IMAGE:  All the Data You Can Eat – Lino cut, AMCI-3,    2018

We choose the data we use and consume . . . a choice that has been around for a very long time. 

Choosing words, choosing knowledge

Words used in The Robot in the Refrigerator and in proto-novel Zoe Hope.

bio-D – – – – – – – – – – – biometric identification system

Bostyle – – – – – – – – – – muscle freezing process (limits facial expression, reduces wrinkles)

cam – – – – – – – – – – – – (abbreviation) video camera

data sweep- – – – – – – – spectrum of data shown on a screen or viewer

domestoid- – – – – – – – -android designated to carry out domestic duties

digicard – – – – – – – – – – a card-shaped control unit

digi-wafer- – – – – – – – – a thin memory card

droid- – – – – – – – – – – – robot in human form, various roles eg, taxi-droid

frack – – – – – – – – – – – – to completely mess up, as in severely damage by fracking. Also used as expletive.

frag- – – – – – – – – – – – – to fragment, distort or falsify personal data to avoid identity recognition

implant- – – – – – – – – – -electrodes connecting brain directly to internet or devices

LoveFlux- – – – – – – – – -treatment that regularizes and smooths skin

Luxbounce- – – – – – – – hair treatment that makes hair springy

pod- – – – – – – – – – – – – -mobile pc with links to internet and vizars (see below)

real(s) – – – – – – – – – – – -person/people aware of the world immediately around them

search snare – – – – – – – -data transmission filter that seeks for data in transit

snoop snare- – – – – – – – -type of trap that lures data searchers down dummy data-harvesting paths and into hazardous parts of the internet

specs- – – – – – – – – – – – – abbreviation for ‘specifications’

vacant- – – – – – – – – – – – abandoned body, the brain connected to an alternative world

vid or vidcam- – – – – -—video camera

vidphone- – – – – – – – -—video and phone in one unit

virt- – – – – – – – – – – – – –  person logged into virtual reality world

vizars- – – – – – – – – – – – visual augmented reality spectacles (shades with head-up display)