The Binary Path

Posted by on Jan 5, 2010 in 2010, Choken Word, Fear, Survival, Transhumanism

I claim no inheritance.
Not a penny for this binary existence.
And yes I must admit my fear
But I think of our path and don’t want to veer.

Because I want to embrace the change.
I see the possible turns we might take.
Some might think that for arguments sake
we prepare for the worst and learn to shoot down range.

But I’d rather not think of the possible calamity.
I don’t want to think of theĀ Human 2.0 insanity.
I want to think of how our creations could save us
From the disease and ego that have grown our distrust

Of community and the ones who are online.
Of our best friends and wives who aren’t always on time.
Maybe it’s because I grew up helping make the web.
I didn’t invent it but I was like a bricklayer instead.

Who laid down pixels instead of mortar.
Who thought of keyframes while making order
Out of any old idea that pops in my head.
Or the ideas of others who relegated and lead.

I’ve been in the muck and the mud.
Around startups and garages to million dollar studs.
I see my small part of this as being part of evolution.
As being part of the digital revolution.

Yes my physical friendships have become far and few.
But the comments and emails I write are the glue
Of my soul and my genuine human personality.
Online or in person it is just a different modularity.

So to those who are fearing the changes to come.
I want to give you assurance that these thoughts are all mine.
We might already be part of theĀ singularity
But I still try and communicate with much clarity.

So please fear not the changes soon to come.
Your village is here and online is your new home.
Embrace the change and you will find the meek.
You are not alone in the community you seek.



    January 5, 2010

    The Binary Path. Your village is here and online is your new home.

  2. Logocentric
    January 5, 2010

    absolutely brilliant! thank you for posting this. i am with you. i want to embrace the change as well. i am really starting to appreciate your poetry. amazing, amazing things happen here, in your stanzas and rhymes.

    and the video was icing on the cake.



  3. Globatron
    January 5, 2010

    Thanks LC,

    I hope it helps. Yeah these poems help me too. It’s like some sort of confessional or something. I’ve never done confession but there’s something about having to think in rhyme where it seems to take me to some sort of deeper thinking process. Maybe the singularity has already happened. The internet might already be alive. It seems to be to some degree.

    An interesting example is how the video found the poem. Things like that happen a lot when I open up to the internet and the data out there. Strange how well that video fits the poem I thought. It almost seems like a form of collective intelligence how these things fit together.

    Appreciate the kind words.

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