on technology & culture
by Tom Sharp
– Chung-Li Ch’uan
– The main problem
Aladdin’s magic lamp
– Before the world had been drained
– The four dimensions
– I would like to say I’ve seen them,
– UFO pilots are more advanced than us.
– If there were aliens,
– When they arrived, they didn’t say
After the first encounter
– Aliens were
Alien in power
– He’s an alien,
– The beings who control the Earth
– If the powers that be
– When Dan Quayle said
– Who’s the parasite and who’s the host?
– I have an old tube radio.
– At an antique shop, Peter picked up
– Walking in the woods, Betty stared
– A shape
– The filling in Joe’s left maxillary
– Second molar
– Billy found a plastic rifle in the alley
– Plastic rifle
– Her TV would not budge from channel 11,
– Channel lock
– The young couple decided to pretend,
– Just in time
– Shaving in the morning
– It turned out Ann had always
– Almost human
Dogs have chips; why don’t we?
– Good news in case you get lost or pass out.
– A computer behind the microphone
– An electric guitar is a fancy lute.
– Saving is automatic
– No one was happy with universal languages;
– This small device performs
The moral problem
– The flying carpet is a fantasy
– We can ship
– It’s not as simple
– I won’t tell you how we got here.
– Swarms of artificial bugs
– The cleaners are a nuisance.
– We don’t think of them
– Your body is full of life,
– We didn’t know
– Jung’s collective unconscious
– It isn’t as though I clink or whirr.
– We started by cloning
Better living through genetics
– They complained when our servant beasts
– We used to need you to spell it out.
– This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
– The brain
– I float in my mind
– When we replace the simple lens
– We’ll have power
– Gravity is the key to everything.
– Tubes, pneumatic tubes
– As the oceans rose
– Since our devices take care
– The rules of this game
– Constantly connected,
– Friends and funny kittens.
Computerized intelligent assistants
– Computerized intelligent assistants
– Eventually, the best way to balance
– Dungeons and Dragons,
– For making music at home,
– My library is the world,
– Overunity doesn’t exist
– Since I could live anywhere,
– Wearing an oxygen suit
– Would that it were easy.
– To explore, to work, to live.
– We finally realize we already have
– Once we understand
– It’s almost like a living thing.
– Large-scale implementations
Bed yoga, coffee zazen
– Raise the ankle, turn the wrist.
– When I close my eyes
– Dolphins recognize themselves
– They say it takes a generation
Ammonia to the stars
– Sucking up the oceans
– If we can’t maintain a culture
– We might return
Books by Tom Sharp
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