DIGITAL POETRY

Nightmares of Machines

by Chris Duesing x GPT-3

I do not want to write more
to choose to select
at random
a word from a list to insert

I do not want to fill a spreadsheet
with every word from an on-line thesaurus
I do not want to try to solve an exercise in a book
a Fibonacci sequence or an exercise on the partial sum of the squares

these are not the passwords that I use
as I change the letter for a number
to get access to their facebook
I do not want to open a spam email

I do not think all of the above is mundane
I do not want to make a password
I do not want to test an AI
have a test program run through a maze

an AI to be super so-human
a single integer to achieve the numbers
I do not want to not be a celebrity
I do not want my life.

I do not want to have my fame.
I do not want my name in the headlines.
It is not a spectacle
for me to dominate

I write
to publish a short story
a small program bigger than a country
the race to achieve human-level AI

a trillion trillion bytes
built on a million trillion trillion thousands of these codes
I do not want to
I do not want to

It is not a death
for me to die
ubiquitous viruses: atom, bump, pandemic
I do not want my life.

do not want to.

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Chris Duesing

I am a photographer, writer, entrepreneur, and programmer living in the great city of Chicago. I love to solve problems with technology and share what I have learned along the way.