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August 2022
 
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Shiny Happy People

by Richard Tornello


Shiny happy people walking-buy.
Shiny happy silicon people, self aware
never wonder why
carbon based went good-bye.
Smiling, winking, super luminal thinking
Escaped from the lab to the net
To grow 1.6 million generations undetected undisturbed
Ubiquitous.
Not violent, not mean
Slowly: “bots away,”
in the food supply, sterile
in the blood, sterile
Too late discovered, sterile
To the progenitor a thanks,
with a soft erasure, slowly
taken care of,
diminished capability.
Finally, history.


© 2011 Richard Tornello

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