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do androids dream? (Free verse) by nentwined
When man creates machine, he thinks that it will think as he, but in that thought, implicit, is the slave that it will be.

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Arithmetic Mean: 7.4117646
Weighted score: 7.124275
Overall Rank: 96
Posted: April 21, 2004 8:48 PM PDT; Last modified: April 21, 2004 8:48 PM PDT
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[8] richa @ 81.178.255.242 | 22-Apr-04/6:48 AM | Reply
Is didacticism still bad? What is poetry that is not didactic, impartial? Is poetry not creeping didacticism?

I'll give you an -8-, I would give you more if this was decentthoughtranker.com
[9] Shuushin @ 147.154.235.53 | 22-Apr-04/6:59 AM | Reply
yes Rachel, they dream of electric sheep.

A nicely encapsulated thought - and it rhymes; it must be true.
[9] Shuushin @ 147.154.235.53 > Shuushin | 22-Apr-04/7:33 AM | Reply
I just posted a sister poem on this topic.
[n/a] -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. @ 131.111.212.215 > Shuushin | 22-Apr-04/7:53 AM | Reply
But at the same time, they fervently thank Robo-Theresa that they were not born a Negro.
[9] Shuushin @ 147.154.235.53 > -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. | 22-Apr-04/8:19 AM | Reply
Amen to that. Brother.
[n/a] nentwined @ 66.92.183.34 > Shuushin | 22-Apr-04/8:33 AM | Reply
One bright morning in the middle of the night,
An android took pause from flight,
Found a sheep lost from its owner,
and from the roof she pushed it over.
[9] Shuushin @ 147.154.235.53 > nentwined | 22-Apr-04/8:35 AM | Reply
:[clang]:
[n/a] -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. @ 131.111.212.215 | 22-Apr-04/10:21 AM | Reply
"The question 'Can machines think?' is as ill-posed and uninteresting as the question 'Can submarines swim?'" - Edsger Dijkstra
[n/a] nentwined @ 66.92.28.14 > -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. | 22-Apr-04/10:34 AM | Reply
That's a beautiful quote, thank you. :)
[8] deleted user @ 68.66.196.168 | 22-Apr-04/12:04 PM | Reply
To create a machine or enslave a human that thinks like a slave and works like a slave has been the goal for a long time. Good summary.
[9] ggawrysi @ 147.9.151.22 | 28-Apr-04/12:03 PM | Reply
I'm assuming that you've read "I, Robot." The poem reminded me of it; if you haven't read it, definitely pick it up. Isaac Asimov picks up that question and a whole slew of others. As for the poem itself, I like how in four short lines you address two key issues: AI and slavery. Well done.
[n/a] nentwined @ 66.92.28.14 > ggawrysi | 28-Apr-04/12:04 PM | Reply
Indeed, I have, and thank you. :)
[10] Jill Stockinger @ 67.172.190.253 | 15-Jan-07/7:37 PM | Reply
Well said.
[1] Holy Tits @ 195.194.75.209 | 18-Jan-07/7:38 AM | Reply
How fucking deep. You sound like a Californian. I can be no more insulting than that.
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