Archive for the 'LIFE' Category

28
Jun
21

Penance?


PENANCE?

Reshaping the making of future’s thought,

Result of history filtered, reasons brought?

Propriety of purpose, morality sought,

Or guilt of human experience, fraught?

Millennials’ millennium redefining the course,

Humanity’s trajectory made better, or worse?

Black Swan abridging insight to discourse

To past ailments, now the driving force?

Reconciliatory edict presently defining a way

History’s forgiveness being the price to pay?

Or character of true purpose to convey,

What was done, will never be white-washed away?

01
May
21

Lockdown


As one amongst the countless many, the persistence of the Pandemic to make its presence globally known, and the consequence of it; no doubt many are feeling as the following short prose aims to amplify; but understand, it is meant more as recognition: many are as so inclined to think yet too, the day will without doubt come when ALL will once-again rejoice and bathe in the day’s bright light of happiness!

LOCKDOWN

Passing through each new day resembles walking into a seemingly endless tunnel; dark save for a dim, dot of light in the distance, beckoning you forward as reward for the effort to its source yet, unyielding, the darkness persists to encompass, and the light growing no more brighter by the effort, and time spent.

20
Apr
21

Imposed to Stay


As this viral infectious cloud, globally flows

The fear and trauma to each, daily grows

This virus ubiquitous, insidiously knows

When it strikes, it strikes deathly blows!

Remedy sought through chemical equation,

One specific to this pandemic occasion

But, with it is rancor from seekers to remission;

Bought by politicians avoiding medical admission!

Capital punishment imposed on the little guy;

Be it personal, or a business just out to try;

Limo’s of corporate bitches simply drive by;

A lesson to know, surprise not worth a tear’s cry!

Where this all leads, still to be known

For a certain, it is uncertainty to be grown;

Amidst a frustrated population’s echoing groan;

With lockdowns imposed to stay, silently, home!

18
Apr
21

21st Century Eugenics


21st Century Eugenics

Eugenics: is the practice or advocacy of improving the human species by selectively mating people with specific desirable hereditary traits. It aims to reduce human suffering by “breeding out” disease, disabilities and so-called undesirable characteristics from the human population.

It doesn’t take the mind of a Futurist to predict what is in store for Humanity going forward into this 21st Century, and beyond.

The reality to this future is being seeded by events and developments in the here and now.

The technological, biological and social-philosophical advancements being introduced for most of humanity are seamlessly making their infusive way into daily life. Though highly visible by way of the Internet and hand-held electronic communication devices; most are oblivious to the full impact these seemingly defined progressions will impose in both the immediate, and long-term structure of civilized, human community.

The conundrum that exists presently stems from civil-institutions: politics, religion, finance, and other orders configuring modern society, foundations of which are premised upon centuries old edicts and moralities; collide with a new order structure.

A viral, and virtual algorithm, hyper-quantum generated reality beyond comprehension of even those that create the infra-structure to its making.

Artificial intelligence driven algorithms essential to ingest, and digest several Petabytes [1 quadrillion, or 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes] of data, rendering highly sophisticated computations that far exceed human capability to resolve, are increasing assuming responsibility for the critical decision making processes that comprise all fundamental structures of the civilized world. As Quantum-computing hardware and software advance beyond its present state of infancy, the impact on humanity will be incomparable to any former epoch in Human history.

Humanity’s perceived advancement deeper into this 21st Century, demands at least a cursory examination of recent historical harbingers; contributing factors and events paving the way.

It is not essential to delve deep into human history to highlight what is contributing to the evolutionary changes anticipated. In fact, not further than the start of the current century.

The first pivotal event of this Century: the September 11, 2001 attack on the soil of the United States; a monumental life altering event. Well documented and inscribed into the hearts and minds of not just American citizens, but those of all global nations given what followed: twenty years of conflict and many lives lost.  However, relevant to this focus is the political, religious, economic and psychological turmoil and chaos that evolved over the first two decades of the century. Leading to the election of a nationalist and divisive political ethos primarily in the United States under the Trump Presidential Administration; but too, one that infectiously spread throughout the developed world. Which ironically, was matched in its ferocity, and deadliness: a Pandemic. A Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) widely labeled COVID-19. A viral contagion purportedly originating from within China.

Disregarding other significant contributing factors of global politics, trade and finance; the pandemic made blatantly evident the ills of 20th Century policy decisions related to global trade and tariffs, just-in-time production streams, off-shore manufacturing of essential services and products, etc.. Leading developed nations found themselves bidding blindly and expensively for the basic essentials in support of their health-care operations such a personal protection equipment, ventilators, medicines particularly vaccine development, production, distribution, and ultimate inoculation for billions of vulnerable global citizens. What premeditated programs designed for such national emergencies found to be either inadequate, or non-existent. Millions of individuals dying prematurely as a result, and potentially leading to the structural and financial collapse of several developed economies. This global event yet to fully play-out remains a challenge to accurately estimate in its potential, the devastation of the social fabric of all nations.

In summary to this point; the world finds itself steeped in chaos, scrambling to survive its Peoples morally, emotionally, and financially. But what is clear and evident: with the rapid advancement of autonomous technologies, administered by super-computers running AI algorithms in key infra-structures of modern society, the role, or need for mass populations becomes less of a priority; especially those of lessor education and/or financial sustainability. Presently the World Economic Forum (WEF) estimate  52 percent of current work tasks will be undertaken by some form of Robotics by the year 2025 (just 4 years away). Though an estimate of 97 million jobs to be created by automation, an equivalent number of jobs are expected to disappear, principally in manual labor, production manufacturing, and service industry. The question that arises: what will all these people do to generate a living wage; plus what are the prospects for future generations of these displaced individuals?

To answer this, and many other yet to be asked, daunting questions to resolve, some may turn to Aldous Huxley’s BRAVE NEW WORLD as a potential futurist world where through genetic engineering humans are artificially borne to a life prescribed to full-fill a specific need ranging from janitor to an elitist bon-ve-vont  flourishing off the efforts of all below their borne status. Or any of many utopian, to dystopian sci-fi provocations of a future humanity struggling to sustain its relevance in an increasing technologically administered existence.

However, in conclusion, what is a definite certainty: the present course for humanity to be taken will with certainty, be rife with conflict for the disparaged millions whom find themselves with “so-called undesirable characteristics from the [Robot] population”.

Lest you, and yours find yourselves one of those Eugenically predisposed.

Good-luck!

07
Mar
21

NEED TO KNOW?


IS THIS THE ANSWER?

As we enter to what is essentially the last phase of our Chromosomal-telomere quota of flesh-blood existence [excluding prematurely succumbing to freaks of nature {full spectrum inclusion of non-human}& human intervention {accident or otherwise}] one might contemplate, more so maybe than otherwise, but contemplate past, present, and future [emphasis on the `future’ contemplation] rendering such thoughts as the following: WARNING: this is not as morbid as the illustration suggests

Withering and dying, this body slowly degenerating to its ultimate demise, to for-ever be lost to this world, that evidence of its presence to future generations knowing, be forever obliterated as to not have existed at all. If into Nothing our Being ultimately goes, for what reason does it exist in the first place? What Legacy proof be created to harvest a permanence of presence on this evolving, revolving planet Earth? Does the answer lie in the presence of the Cemetery wherein fields of granite, limestone, and other material of aging permanence serve as concrete evidence, witness proof to the Lives that once held prominence and footing on the hallow ground to this perceived existence? That only by Death’s relinquishing of the captured Soul, Life’s energy force fueling existence, does Truth to a Knowing, ultimately become solved. Or does the answer ultimately lie elsewhere; beyond this reality’s need for comprehension?

20
Feb
21

Finally Die


time

No matter how hard the cry,

To stop Time’s passing by,

It’s want to ever faster fly,

Leaving little reason to try

Resisting its end, to finally die.

07
Jan
21

Conscious Minds’ Nod


Conscious presence of Mind,

Without which there is nothing to find;

Nor reason for purpose to define;

Nor form of structure to space in time.

Human Sentience is the perception tool

That allows for physic’s understanding to rule;

Otherwise, humanity becomes the ultimate fool

By believing: its domain is the ultimate jewel.

Does humanity’s presence make a Universe appear;

Or does all that it be – simply disappear,

Without perceptive eyes to see, ears to hear;

Or presence of conscious minds’ perception-sphere?

The answer to this quandary might be resolved

By going beyond Nature’s fundamental laws:

That all is known, guided by them, might be flawed

By their inception to a reality needing a conscious mind’s nod.

What do you think – yah, or nay?

14
Nov
20

Death Mask


the growing want, once and for all, to throw this sack of flesh covered bone into the eternal darkness of nothingness; having lost to trial of accomplishment, labelling this soul of presence to  energy expended as futile, and render this life expunged: with a final sardonic smile!

14
Nov
20

Cosmic Trail


With all the strength that is my mind

I reach down deep, within my soul;

Prodding in search to find

My purpose – my ultimate goal.

My brain all muddled, and confused;

Consumed in search of a truth

To answerer the question:

 What am I here to do?.

I know, with degree of certainty,

Countless others are of like mind;

Accepting life’s given challenges,

In hopes of this answer too, they will find.

Day in, day out – life-cycle continues;

Plodding along in mindless routine

Changing hats, and coats but, not the venue;

Driven forward by energy forces unseen.

Emanating from the minutest of Earth’s creatures;

Time’s life spirals outward, increasingly to an empirical scale;

Though we exhibit different living features,

Incrementally, we all follow the same cosmic trail.

15
Dec
19

Birth of a Child


man person cute young

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Dedicated to a good friend who is Father to his first child:

 

Birth of a Child

Becoming Father, to Child, a new life borne;

Brings new meaning to life’s passage;

A path marked with hurdles, not forewarned.

 

Now each day’s beginning, discovery is met;

As a new life’s meaning, begins to unfold;

Filled with new surprises, surpassing any regrets

 

Challenges to past norms, increasingly out of sight;

The miracle of wonder, experience to discovery;

The birth of a child, brings to an adult’s life.

 

 

 

 

 




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