Poetry

Do Not Go Gentle

After everyone left,
I accepted my fate,
but synapses continued to fire,
telling me to stay alive
and keep fighting.

Β© Sarah Doughty

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49 thoughts on “Do Not Go Gentle”

  1. Ironic how it is people will leave when things “go sour” or aren’t what they seem to be? And the ones most in need are left to fend for themselves, when they are most vulnerable. Totally sucks. But great piece of writing.

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      1. Mine insists on turning post into list too…I’m thinking maybe I should take note of all the words it changes lest there be some subliminal hidden message indicating my iPad is not self aware πŸ€”

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      2. No kidding….I’m torn between Terminator and Ex Machina….neither outcome is pretty…I might have to pursue this to decide if mine is friendly or not 😱

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      3. Especially if you consider it would already know the caveat questions and to answer them without doing a reveal…let’s face it, their database of knowledge is us…not sure how an AI would think if that !!!!

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      4. Too right…it’s bad enough coming out of a hole and using mindfulness to appear in the moment and be self aware myself….can’t imagine how an AI would cope 😱

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      5. True. Mindfulness is a tricky thing, especially when you’re already overwhelmed. An AI who is self aware and mindful of what the world is and needs, it could take it upon itself to make things right.

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      6. It was. But it’s also been covered in other forms of media. The 100 television show revealed a self aware AI was responsible for the destruction of the world. I haven’t read the books yet, so I don’t know how true they stayed to the original story.

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      7. My personal favourite was Ex Machina…unite dark that and it kind of how I can envisage an AI not enjoying being a lab rat. We don’t so why would they? Scary stuff really πŸ‘»

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      8. Bit like the film Contact…at least I think it’s that….mentioned the nearest star system and the first radio transmission they might receive. Hitlers inaugural speech at the 1936 Olympic Games….first impressions and all that πŸ€”

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      9. True indeed….but that means what followed subsequentky shows out planet in a very bad light…imagine receiving that as first impressions of a new works…scary stuff

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      1. I’m watching now…just in case 😜

        You are most welcome too….your shirt extracts are succinct. My rambles, well, ramble and are too verbose at times πŸ™ƒ

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