For the past month I’ve been in a strange mood. I have been feeling pensive. Perhaps it’s because winter has come and I’m missing the sun, perhaps it’s other things that I can’t quite articulate. Whatever it is it’s been taking me to the dark places. But darkness shows the stars* and stargazing is one of my favourite things.
Anyway, here is a poem to make you sad and a picture of trees to make you happy.
I am caged in by expectations,
Shackled by hopes and dreams.
My present and my future are planned;
My ending written.
I am artificial intelligence.
I speak the words encoded in my DNA.
I am the you you saw yourself to be –
A poor imitation of your aspirations.
We are entwined.
I am you.
I am nobody.
* The book For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund is a really great Persuasion (Jane Austen) retelling.