Thursday, November 6, 2008

Technopathy



Technopathy is the ability to control technology (usually electronic) with one's mind. The term 'technopathy' can extend to the manipulation of all things technological, but 'cyberpathy' is used to refer solely to the manipulation of computerised data.
Characters

Micah Sanders is the only character known to have this ability. Limits. Micah 's power of technopathy seems to work with or without contact with electronics. Micah is a technopath able to communicate with machines and electronics, as seen when he fixed an out of order phone simply by touching it and concentrating. This ability seems to require physical contact and a certain level of focus and appears to affect both broken and working technology. Technopathy can make a person something of an 'R2D2' - the famous robot from Star Wars that could plug in to nearly any machine or system and manipulate it. Such a person could potentially override security codes and infiltrate an installation physically or remotely by manipulating electronic devices. Micah's use of this ability will only improve with time. Look out, ATM machines.
Ability to manipulate technology

Manifested as a special form of electrical/telekinetic manipulation, a special form of shapeshifting which allows physical interaction with machines, or even a special form of ESP that allows for mental interface with computer data. Micah's power of technopathy seems to work with or without contact with electronics. He has been able to access the technology of broken items as well as working items. He describes his power as talking to machines. He can identify even the slightest signals in technology and uses electronics around him for tracking purposes. Micah manipulated traffic signals without touching them in Powerless, but he was also using Niki's cell phone to track Monica's at the time. In One of Us, One of Them, he also controlled a computer without actually touching it. However, his hand was only a few inches away from it. As of yet, it is not clear whether Micah has developed the ability to remotely control systems or to channel his ability through the cell phone network. He seems to have developed enough control over his ability that he can control systems at short range, however. Micah Sanders uses his powers to repair a broken telephone with a single touch. Micah communicates with an ATM, and convinces it to dispense a load of cash. (The Fix) Micah "talks" to a voting machine.(Landslide) Micah asks a computer who posted a hurtful image about his mom
Technopathy is the ability for the user of the power to control electronic devices requiring only physical contact with the device. Such a person could potentially override security codes and infiltrate an installation with ease by manipulating any electronic device, or sense the presence of electronics from far away. Micah Sanders has exhibited this ability. This ability should not be confused with Cybernetic Transmission.

5 Comments:

Om said...

I wish one day I also gain the powers like Micah Sanders...!

Rajyashree said...

commendable post...

suman said...

Technopathy is interesting...

shubh said...

write a post on cyberpathy too.

Zakir Ali 'Rajneesh' said...

बहुत खूब।