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Not free for long

Arpan Dey 2004 (West Bengal)



Look at the robot.
It's a terribly poor mimicry
Of human consciousness.
It's not, but we're free:
Free to laugh and cry
Free to live and love
Free to learn and forget
To fly away like a dove.
Since we're living,
Over it we've an edge.
But the robot is silently
Taking its revenge.
What with computers
And everything gone virtual;
A day will come when
We can't hear the call.
The call of humanity
Will be forever gone.
And humans and robots
Will merge into one.
And then me and the robot
Will be dead equally;
But as a last comforting note
We’ll be alive virtually.
That’s not freedom.
No, you’re wrong.
I know very well that:
We are not free for long.
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Arpan Dey

Arpan Dey, 16, is a high school student from India. He is interested in mathematics, modern physics, the metaphysics of science and interdisciplinary sciences. He is a young member of the Junior Academy of the New York Academy of Sciences. Several of his science articles have been published in Young Scientists Journal. He is also a senior member of the Young Scientists Journal editorial team. He likes to read and write in his leisure time. He has published with Amazon his book on the Harry Potter universe and also a collection of short stories. He wishes to pursue physics in the future. more…

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