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Technology and the Human Condition

Razzerleaf
Razzerleaf
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Ghost in the Binary

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Josh
Josh
Tyrant of Words
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Thank you Blackwolf and Razzerleaf for your interesting entries to the technology comp.

snugglebuck
snugglebuck
Dangerous Mind
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Artificial Existence

On my holodeck overlooking my hologram garden I shared a glass of synthetic wine with Synthia, my charming cyborg significant other.
Everything was beautiful and so wonderfully peaceful till the great Prime-Optim super computer crashed.  When suddenly I found my manufactured heaven reduced to an oxygen starved world called, Abaddon.

Josh
Josh
Tyrant of Words
Portugal
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Thank you snugglebuck for for an interesting entry into the technology comp.

Vamps
Vamps
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United Kingdom
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If i were there

If I were sitting
Amongst forests
Misted and mosses
Wearing my skin
And my soul
 
Sitting in stillness'
Call of
First beliefs
Hearing and heard
Seeing and sighted
By truth in green of
Every shade
 
If that were me
Nested near and
Telling to no man
Only a listener of
Honesty in
Realness and tree bark
 
Me and meanderings
River and rock
Walled only by clear
And crystal roar
Curtained quenching
Poured into my
Inner moment
 
If that were me
I would rejoice
And dance a
Spirited and celebratory
Scene
Feather wearing and
Clay clad in
Reds and earthy
Wholeness
 
I would sing to
Myself and say
An ever joyful song
Repeating and
Believing in all
That held before
And beneath me
 
But
I am not there
I am here
 
Concrete beneath
My feet
Walls of blocked
Seclusion
Barred and bound by
Glass and plastic
 
I am here
Looking to tarmac
Bitumen built
Roads viewed and
Reviewed by my
Incompleteness
 
Perpetual in it's pain
Heart and mind
Hindered and held by
Sky lined lengths of
Elongated and hanging
Wire
 
I am here with
Metallic monsters
Deviant drones warring
There way through torrents
Of impervious pressure
Tunnelling crazed and
Deprivation of
Souls need
 
Here I am
False lit in
Fake and frayed
Sewn by less fortunate
Lowly low dollar
Earned and deserved of
Being born in any other place
 
I'm here and
More fortunate
Than most they say
But deleted from
Realness
An imposter of
And playing lead role in
My own pathetic plasticity
 
Looking for signs of
And a searcher with
Lost eyed luminescence  
Playing at lives through
Receptive ever trained
From birth
 
I am here hung out to dry
Grey and ghostly
Gaunt and felt never
By anything other than
Baroness
Doubting and forever
Doubtful lost and losing
 
Nowhere to run with
Sight or created belief in
A ShangriLa
Hurt and in all hurting
Haunted by shrink wrap
Clad and suffocating
A desert of nothingness
And everythingness
 
Told from birth and
Told this is me
Here and
Forever hinged to
 
And the other
A myth.
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Magnetron
Magnetron
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The Tenth Melissa

       
Five kilometers underground      
     manufactured in secret        
along with nine others      
     Shadow government facility          
       
Absent parents or brothers      
     a hive of sisterhood     
 
intentions far from altruistic      
     pretensed for the greater good        
       
plaus • i • ble   de • ni • a • bil • i • ty        
         
led to this little known story        
in which chaos erupted        
         
Cloning experiment gone awry-        
gene pool corrupted        
         
Siblings        
anywhere from deformed        
to downright psychotic        
full of rage, pent up violence        
to passive, quite robotic        
unlike her-        
         
perfect in every way:        
balanced, beautiful, intelligent      
     from conception      
       she was the exception        
         
The Tenth Melissa        
         
And then one artificial sun day        
she lifted a pistol from the security guard       
Shot him point blank range in the face        
Stole his Level 9 Access card        
         
Commandeered the control room       
Locked down each and every exit        
imprisoning everyone inside;        
if this was coming, no one ever saw it        
         
No matter how much praise        
was heaped upon on her        
she viewed herself as    
a monster      
an abomination        
and refused to go on living        
knowing the worst in her        
was manifest in her kin    
       
knowing the worst in them        
resided just below the surface of her        
skin        
         
Self Destruct Mechanism Activated        
         
Self Destruct Mechanism Activated        
         
Self Destruct Mechanism Activated        
         
Countdown To Detonation Sequence Commencing        
         
Ten
       
         
Pounded the shatter proof glass        
they begged her to let them in        
begged for their lives        
         
Nine        
         
Trapped    
Rats in a maze scurrying about        
No Cell Phones Permitted On The Premises        
Couldn't call husbands or wives        
         
Eight        
         
"Wait, Melissa - wait!        
"It doesn't have to be this way!"        
"Just open the door!"        
"Let's discuss this some more!"        
         
Seven, Six, Five        
         
They'd say anything to stay alive-        
anything to spare their hides        
but the Truth needed to come out        
       
The Truth would set her Free        
         
Five, Four, Three        
         
Not even Melissas Two through Nine        
convinced her to stop the countdown        
while Crazy Melissa Number One        
cheered her on just for fun!        
         
Four, Three, Two        
         
"Sister, please don't do this!"        
"You know we all love you!"        
"Why, Melissa, Why?!"        
         
Pleading was all they could do        
except kiss their asses        
         
One        
       
 
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Josh
Josh
Tyrant of Words
Portugal
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Thank you Vamps and Magnetron for your entries into the technology Comp

Kinkpoet
Kinkpoet
Fire of Insight
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Thank You Dr. S

Thank you
Dr S
 
for teaching me
that burn patients
are people
 
that their injuries
are just challenges
to teach us
different ways to heal
 
thank you
for teaching me
that
a short pencil
is more valuable
than a long
memory
 
thank you
for writing down
your affirmations for assimilation
and passing them on
to each of your students
 
thank you
for being
 
knowledgable
yet open
 
strong
yet kind
 
thank you
for honoring
the contributions
of every member
of the team
 
thank you for teaching me
to embrace technology
to use it
effectively and efficiently
 
and to drop it
 
when someone needs
a hand to hold
a shoulder to cry on
or a kind word
 
thank you
for helping me
get past
my mistakes
through
my prejudices  
beyond
my narrow vision
 
to see
the humanity
in every living being
no matter
how disfigured
or deformed
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Gahddess_Worship
Gahddess_Worship
Tyrant of Words
United States
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ODE TO A MODERN LOVER

I noticed
You were in a hurry
Not watching where you go
ear buds burrowed in too deep
head bowed to smart-phone glow

Pavement slick from morning downpour
Black Wingtips lost their footing
Witness a feat n’er seen before
Falling body still texting

Cue Samuel Barber’s
“Adagio for String”
As in slow motion,
phone slips from your grasp
From your mouth emits
A little girl scream
From the crowd an audible gasp

With a mighty splash
There it lay motionless
In a puddle deep and muddy
Kneeling down you pick him up
“I tried to save you li’l buddy”

Amid the crowd of somber faces
a barely audible whisper
“Oh come on, give me a break”
It’s just a stink’in device
Take it home, dry it off,
Put it in a bag of rice.
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takis1917
takis1917
Fire of Insight
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Hero Of The Republic

On the large monitor  
he located the target's exact position.  
Remotely, he guided the drone  
precisely 2000 feet straight over it;  
the drone  
carrying a one thousand megaton bomb.  
He stated his readiness.  
Τhe go ahead was given.  
Firmly the button he pressed.  
On the large monitor  
the target and everything around it went up in smoke.  
He stated the hit.  
Thumps up were given in return.  
Next morning
the news' report on the mission, he watched.  
Five enemy military leaders were killed.  
Also mentioned, five hundred civilian casualties  
- babies, children, women, old folk -  
and more than double injuries.  
- Enemy used shield to protect its leaders -  
Later that day  
at a ceremony attended by his family  
he was awarded the highest honor  
-the Hero of the Republic Medal -  
bestowed on him by the President himself.  
Lunch followed  
and a merry time was had by all  
marred by his sixteen year old daughter's  
questioning and disapproving stare.  
A mental note, he made, for a father - daughter talk  
as soon as his schedule allowed...
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Josh
Josh
Tyrant of Words
Portugal
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Thank you Kinkpoet, Gahddess & Takis for your entries into the "technologyt" comp - which is now closed and give me a couple of days for figuring out the winner.

Josh
Josh
Tyrant of Words
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First of all thank you to all 12 DUPers who entered the ‘Technology’ comp. An interesting set of reads all round. Congratulations goes to Gahddess for the top-spot, a neat poem-story of how technology can become so easily a ‘replacement’ human in our lives. Runners-up Blackwolf for his rappy-style technology-word poem, and to Ely with the undertone suggestion of how the vagaries of Nature (which Technology is supposed to overcome) have merely been replaced by the vagaries of technology itself, creating the same security-anxiety as before.
Special mention to Snugglebuck for his sense of humour.
There were four poems which were very interesting and well on topic but were unfortunately way over the 250 word limit so I had to discount them in order to be fair to the others.

Gahddess_Worship
Gahddess_Worship
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FINE DINING

(Inspired by the "Your Social Peeve" competition)
   
Good evening  
It’s nice to see you  
Will you be dining alone?  
Oh forgive me  
I didn’t see your device  
Table for two then  
   
Our specials for today  
An 8 oz filet with spring vegetables and WiFi  
And for your electronic friend  
A nice OS upgrade  
Excellent choice  
And for your tablet?  
Coming right up  
   
Sorry about the delay  
The chef was preoccupied  
He just HAD to complete level 5  
The way you two look into one another’s displays  
mesmerized by love  
I can tell you don’t mind the wait  
One filet, medium rare  
And the latest app  
for your companion  
Bon Appetit!  
   
Hello, Don Ensimismados  
We do take reservations  
when would you like to come?  
I have a table for four at 8 o'clock  
We will see you then  
Listen up kitchen!  
I’ve got a four top coming at 8  
Mr. and Mrs. Jones  
and their smartphones  
It’s their anniversary  
   
What seems to be the problem?  
I am so sorry  
I didn’t realize it wasn’t compatible  
I’ll send it back to the kitchen  
Can I interest you in a charge  
While you wait?  
Free of charge...of course  
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Josh, thank you for devising this truly fun comp. This is our new reality that changes on a daily, nay, hourly basis. I appreciate the recognition and I sincerely pfeel that we are all winners because we got to pause from our, sometimes tedious, daily routine and ponder and write. I vascillated between two of my poems. I think you may enjoy this one as well,

Bravo to every participant.

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