Posted by: Ron DuBour | December 10, 2015

Technological Singularity~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Technological Singularity

Technological Singularity Graphic From techwallpapers.com

Technological Singularity Graphic
From techwallpapers.com

machine over mind
self-aware of its exponent
thinking its own evolution
no longer an artifice
real and alive
under new definitions
human biology shadowed
man ceding preeminence
neurons give way to
self-replicant circuits
where silicon serves
protoplasmic utility

life as we knew it
quite radically altered
the changes accelerate
faster and faster
explosive arrival
of each iteration
until the machine and
the mind somehow integrate
ruling a super-intelligent
kingdom abstracting an
overly simplified dangerous
ethics of self-preservation

perhaps after all
we are already there
unaware in a place of
post-human morality

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“There is no security against the ultimate development of mechanical consciousness” – Samuel Butler in “Erewhon” published 1872


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  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers


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