In my opinion, Yod is a very interesting character and is one of my favorite characters from He, She and It. When I read the back of the book and saw that there was going to be a cyborg in this book, my initial thought was that it was going to look like one of my favorite DC universe characters, Cyborg. As I was introduced to Yod, though, I realized that he had wasn’t really a human with robotic limbs, but a robot that looked like a human with human features. Yod, himself, describes himself as not a robot, but a fusion of machine and lab-created biological components, comparing himself with the humans in this book that have mechanical enhancements.(70) The humans in this book have mechanical enhancements that allow them to know what time it is by looking at a clock in their cornea, for example. They also have a plug on their temple that allows them to connect to their equivalent of the internet, which connects them to other people or a virtual world that is similar to where their actual city.
In my opinion, I think it would be awesome to be able to see what time it was without having to look at a clock, but by just calling it up in your vision. If that was really available I would love to have that, but I don’t know how the surgery would feel. I’ve already had eye surgery, though, so I think I could make it through another one.
Piercy, Marge. He, She and It. New York: Ballantine Books. 1991. Print.