trapping mankind in a technological r/age
The “Information Superhighway" demolishing
Let us bury reality in a “sea of knowledge”
Until we drift, aimless without remembering where
we were headed or why we set off
Knowledge without reason, method without aim
There is more to know than we can ever hope to
More to being than can be gauged by thinking
Understanding – in us or outside of the self?
Like an alien operation, techno-implant is the
path we are choosing,
Bit by byte, byte by bit
Connecting all to interactive media,
disconnecting all connections to LIFE itself
“Know Thyself" and technology screams back
“PLEASE VERIFY YOUR IDENTITY” or all the
privileges I, your God have promised you, will be denied
Despicable, but necessary, closure to an age?
The pen was mightier than the sword, but silicon chips
can, and will, upload all
Megabyte, Kilobyte, Gigabyte…..
Minute, Second, Hour…..
Where the mind once went, technology easily has
Download illusion, Upload life and Universe…..
Initializing now…..E-Repeat…..Downloading now…..E-Nothingness now…..
E-Silence now…..www.Technology@E-Mind, @E-Past, @E-Future, @E-all, @E-now…..
This poem ponders modern silicon chip based technology as it reshapes our world and increasingly affects more of our lives. It poses a highly fictional yet not impossible future where the computer and all related technologies replace the tangible organic universe with a synthetic, silicon replicated substitute. The Network creates its own Nirvana and decides not to include us.
This poem was not written to trumpet a fear of computers and technology because I love them both. It’s just me having a bit of fun with fiction.
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RB Alumni – Friday 25/01/2013
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