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Ray Kurzweil Attempts to Merge with His Laptop

“A thousand-bit quantum computer would vastly outperform any conceivable DNA computer.”--Ray Kurzweil, The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology (2005)

“Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.”—George Bernard Shaw, The Doctor’s Dilemma (1906)


It’s 2030, the bell has rung,

the Singularity’s begun!

I must devour, lacking spice,

this genius in a small device.

If not, it must devour me.

So what, then, should I swallow first?

What morsel mightn’t be the worst?

(No way--it’s not the space bar key!)

A problem plaguing mortal sin

is Adam’s puzzle, how begin?

Perhaps I should start (suggestions, please)

with--for hors d’oeuvres--parentheses

bracketing off this little glimpse of Heaven

from great, fast-approaching Armageddon?


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