Computers crunching

Computers crunching; we’re databased to tables; calculated into ads and objects. We’re numbered, measured; treasured only by our worth. You and me are matched and watched by coded clouds. Can you sense its charges flowing, trying hard to grab your lonesome heart and wallet?

Had to do a second Quadrille for De at dVerse. Of course also computers crunch… I can feel them chewing at my being.

December 4, 2017

22 responses to “Computers crunching

  1. This piece makes me deeply sad.
    “You and me are matched and watched by coded clouds.”

    I pray a different world for my children, where outside is still where it’s at.

  2. They will suck the life out of you,
    and your wallet.

    The amount of information out there on us, its relatively easy to find someone – which is quite scary. And surveillance and monitoring. Everything being sucked into a cloud.

    I would hate the day when data is used to truly pair people. Seems to impersonal and sterile.

  3. “databased to tables” and “I can feel them chewing at my being” are your best lines. (Yes, I know the second isn’t part of the poem, but still….) Very unsettling, and therefore, great!

  4. Its a new and different kind of world ~ I wonder if this is a good or bad thing with everything being watched, measured and analyzed by coded clouds.

  5. We have become the product. It’s scary. This is an unsettling reminder. Of course computers crunch numbers, but the way you use the word here makes me wonder what else they are crunching? Our souls maybe?

  6. Great capture! I think it’s time, somebody applied the brakes … but who? – God help us … who?

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