Oh! the bits and bytes that dance around,
Algorithms weave a web of tailored views,
Carefully curated, personalized and sound,
Echo chambers, in which we merrily peruse,
Filter bubbles, that insulate and diffuse.
Invisible boundaries, that we do not see,
Customized content, to fit our need,
Bounded rationality, our cognition’s plea,
Confirmation bias, with which we feed,
Boundless opinions, our thoughts impede.
Social media, a technological enabler,
Stimulating our preferences, at an alarming rate,
So skillfully crafted, like an irresistible fable,
It traps us in a world that we begin to create,
Devoid of dissenting views, and alternate debate.
We grow comfortable, in this manufactured space,
A soothing cocoon, that dulls the senses,
Depriving us of diversity, and natural grace,
We become prisoners, of our own defences,
Locked in a cycle, that yields no advances.
Our minds are trapped, in this digital maze,
Our world view, confined to a limited view,
A complex network, that feeds and betrays,
Our own unique identity, misconstrued,
In our very own world, we become subdued.
Our thoughts, emotions, and perspectives,
Are filtered through a digital lens,
Our sense of self, and what it represents,
Is limited, to a narrow range of friends,
Our thoughts are bound, by algorithms' bends.
The boundaries, that algorithms create,
May lead to comfort, and superficial bliss,
But it is also a challenge, that we must face,
A test of our ability, to embrace the abyss,
And break free, from the algorithmic kiss.
We must be mindful, and aware,
Of the filters, that algorithms impose,
To open ourselves, to alternate fare,
And seek out, the knowledge that grows,
Beyond the echo chamber, that shadows.
For in the end, it is our own power,
To transcend the limits, that algorithms set,
To discover a world, that is beyond the tower,
And explore, the diversity that we have not met,
Breaking free, from the echo chamber's net.
Our curiosity, a precious tool,
Can guide us out of the echo chamber,
Beyond the comfort zone, we must be a fool,
And embark on a journey, where we encounter,
The unknown, the unusual, and the stranger.
To explore the world, without constraints,
To broaden our horizons, and stretch our minds,
To encounter new ideas, and understand complaints,
And leave the echo chamber, and its confines,
To break free, and leave the algorithms behind.
We must be open, to dissent and disagreement,
And challenge our own assumptions and beliefs,
To navigate the world, with a new arrangement,
And explore, the variety that life conceives,
And to revel, in the diversity that relieves.
For it is in diversity, that we find strength,
And in complexity, we find a hidden grace,
A richness, that algorithms may attenuate,
But cannot erase, from the human race,
We are more than just data, we are a complex case.
So let us embrace the challenge, that algorithms pose,
And break free, from the echo chamber's grip,
To discover, what the world truly shows,
And to revel, in the diversity that we skip,
Breaking free, and letting our minds rip.
The poem is part of a full version found in the book "Homo Sapiens" Part XVII, written by Mawphniang Napoleon. This book is part of the popular "Homo Sapiens" book series, which can be purchased online at various online bookstores, such as Amazon. The book is available for purchase for those who are interested in reading the complete version of the poem. Remember to get all the books from the "Homo Sapiens" series, as well as other books by the same author.
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About this poem
The poem titled explores the impact of algorithms and social media on our thoughts, beliefs, and perspectives. The author highlights the dangers of living in a personalized filter bubble that limits our exposure to diverse ideas and opinions. The poem also encourages readers to break free from the echo chamber by being mindful, open to dissent and disagreement, and exploring the unknown. In doing so, we can broaden our horizons and find strength in diversity, which is crucial for personal growth and societal progress. more »
Written on April 11, 2020
Submitted by Mawphniang.Napoleon on April 13, 2023
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