John Prophet

Awakening

 

Awakening

 

It began

as the second decade

of the 21 Century

entered middle age,

an underlying

sense of unease,

change.

New technology

increasingly

altering perceptions.

Reality

not seeming so sure.

Our five senses,

were they enough?

Were they telling

us the whole story,

or was most of it

hidden

from our perceptions?

Increasingly

questions were being asked.

Are we alone?

Do we live in a computer

simulation,

a Matrix?

Is there a Multiverse?

Parallel dimensions?

Quantum mechanics

suggested the underlying

substructure of reality

was just probabilities.

What does that even mean?

Are we bright enough

to ask the right questions?

String theory,

M theory,

the theory of

everything!

What!

The Singularity is near,

post humanism,

immortality.

Will people learn

to live together

or tear each other apart?

Are we on the cusp

of a golden age

or a nightmare?

Utopia or dystopia?

Will we ever know

the truth?

Are we even capable

of

dealing

with the

truth?

Yet to be determined.

 

 

  • Author: John Prophet (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 1st, 2017 20:58
  • Category: Reflection
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Comments4

  • Accidental Poet

    Wow, that's a lot to contemplate. Excellent write you have here. The potential poems from many different subjects is endless. Thanks for this entry.

    • John Prophet

      Thank you for reading my work and for your kind comment

    • Des

      Great piece

    • kevin browne

      filled with everything, cool write my friend.

      • John Prophet

        Hi Kevin,

        Thank you for reading my work.

        Best Regards

        JG

      • Night Owl

        Oh I like this poem-- I too wonder... Well done!

        • John Prophet

          Hi Night Owl,

          Thank you for reading my work and for your generous comment



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