So I’ll let you know now
Not that it matters
‘Cuz there’s no stopping this time train
But I just thought you might
Appreciate some tips
Put away these 5 things
Paper money, photographs, a map
Sensitivity and creativity
I suppose I could have 3D projected
This info but I didn’t want to freak you out
Holograms are in these days
Soon you’ll be scanning yourself for disease
They’ll send you the results via…
Yep, you guessed it
And as we battle over nothing in space
I’ll picture you
Sitting by your retro gas fireplace
Natural, of course
Sipping on green tea
We don’t do natural anymore
Take trees for example…
Yes, take a tree
Maybe a small bonsai you can hide
Because you’ll be charged extra just for having one
Advice from the heart…
Don’t let them implant anything in your head
Life was better before becoming an Android
“Look above you- it’s raining
Look around- there’s a flood
Who can say when it started,
but now the ghost is in our blood”
Grace at dVerse has asked us to imagine the future and write a poem or letter to ourselves in the here and now. The last stanza is from a poem by Ben Burke.
Aww, thanks so much, Melanie!
Oh scary.. Pall that cybernetics freak me out. I think I prefer it with trees..
🙂 I think I’m glad I won’t be around in 50 years…..oh geez…unless they have something for that too!
I like the voice you have used here. All this smart technology is just going to make us dumber! Well said.
Thank you…I agree.
ScaTy! I understand why the future self would want the present self to be careful and, maybe, get to change their own future –maybe without any implants…
Thanks…yes very scary!
Sensitivity and creativity are great things to hold on to… smiles. Hologram doctors? Just think: being delivered bad news from a lifeless hologram… so cold
Yes, here’s hoping it never becomes a reality!
Life was better before becoming an Android – that is a frightening image ~
I will hide a small bonsai now ~ Excellent weaving of Ben’s words in your own ~ thanks for joining in ~
Thank you, Grace. 🙂
I really enjoyed the prompt.
i would def not want to be an android…nor have anything in my head…surely they would be tracking my movements and…ha
ha ha…they would hack into our brains….ok, I’m scaring myself now.
This is exactly why I like being in the woods. All of this new technology is more noise in my head, and I’m not convinced it has helped any of us much. I do carry my cell phone out there though (yes, I get a signal in the woodlands) just in case of a copperhead snake bite! This is thoughtful prose… lots to ponder here!
I totally agree..sometimes I don’t check my cell phone for a couple days.. As for taking it with me on outings, I could care less really, but then..I’m not walking around snakes too often. 😉
no android future for me – that is scary indeed.. and i am certainly packing up the items on the list no matter what the future holds for us
Yes…I believe those items will be rare! Thanks for reading. 🙂
I love the way you chose to make a list of advice of things, material and immaterial, to keep. You have described a scary future.
Thanks, Gabriella. 🙂
Oh my goodness, this is BRILLIANT. And scarily believable. So well done!
Wow, Sherry, Thank you!! 🙂
putting away Sensitivity and creativity…. that is tough… what the heck is left then…. and no trees anymore… oh heck…
I think all three are necessities of life. 🙂
I’m grateful for advances in modern medicine. But sometimes I do wonder – “Where will this all end?” Sensitivity and creativity will at least keep our hearts intact maybe.
Absolutely…we need to hold on to these gifts.
my life was better before I became an android too!! 🙂 Great look at a potential future, I would certainly miss the trees!
Haha! 😀 Yes, I can’t imagine life without trees.