I was watching a bit heralding the advent of computers and all that has happened in so short a time. It’s true and it’s fascinating. But how long do you think it took me to think of the flipside? I remember all those comic books I once read. And a flashing mental neon sign keeps warning me, beware! Danger, danger….
Bestest Friend by Michael Romani In assembled bits of zero and one The demise of mankind has begun Despite our great habit of resilience We will be no match for artificial intelligence It takes twenty four minutes for us to learn The apps that machines immediately discern This is the outcome for our finest minds Tell me which of us doesn't fear being left behind? The obviousness of a simple click and drag Didn't take into account the inevitable virtual lag That makes the simple hard in its execution Despite the virtual gamer's determination Fast forward into the web's architectural design Splitting false domains into yours and into mine The great and the awful are all in our presentation As we chase around and round inside our imaginations Everything is our that we might decide to choose It's as if our wills are weak and cannot refuse Dabbling in a web that is beyond vast temptation Drawn ever further seemingly without real intention I've a feeling computers are laughing at our mess As we chase our circles we will never confess More and more AI monitors our self quantification Pushing for more and further of our self-gratification While computers take over little by little, more and more Making greater decision until these are trusted more Does anyone ask where all of this might end? I know, let's ask Google, it's our bestest friend!! (c) February 13, 2020 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved