Domain of the tollgate not password
Modern struggle now internalized
Pistons and smoke were once preferred
Terrains of the world once externalized
Progress now deterred?
Not as things once existed
Design of things have altered
Highways of data and gas twisted
Course to destruction faltered?
Why has this foreboding persisted?
Gene G. McLaughlin 2004
We as machines process the data
As allowed by divergent models and makes
Filtering out that which does not matter
Configure, compile what info survival takes
Are we users of the technology
Or maybe just accessories
Connected to the world via USB
Or some other methodology?
Trying to redefine our natures
Making choices based on fact
Maybe simply as moving fixtures
Only functioning as they react
There is no mind to free
If there is not cord to cut
There is no truth to see
If the numbers define us
Gene G. McLaughlin 2006