Meditations on Modernity: Part 2 #Poetry #Poem #Modern #AI #Mechanization #VR #Life

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“But in Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.”

Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death

Meditations on Modernity

By Vincent H. Anastasi 2023

II. The Poison

I have no interest in digital existence,
artificial intelligence - the virtual
insanity of life devoid of life,
damned convenience, diluted reality,
or the social mechanization and dehumanization
of fragmented lives mobilized
by smug, self-exalting puppeteers
whose pontifications and desecrations
soil the common good -
disturbers of the peace, haters of truth,
spinners of yarns in whose tangled web
we struggle like flies.

Parts three and four will be released over the next two days. Part one was released 2/21/23.

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