Gaia—the blue- and green-hued, whole, living, self-sustaining, adaptive, auto-poietic earth—and the Terminators—the jelled-metal, shape-shifting, cyber-enhanced warriors fighting in the stripped terrain landscapes and extraterrestrial vacuums of a terrible future—seem at first glance to belong in incompatible universes. Such beings seem to inhabit incommensurable regions of space-time, and to demand different literary and historical chronotopes for their description and narration. These entities do not seem able to share the same evolutionary story.

from "Cyborgs and Symbionts" by Donna J. Haraway