A Digital Dystopia

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Delete! Delete! Delete!!! Is this an attack by Cybermen?
Or just me dealing with my browser history?
Our digital existence, non-corporeal by nature
Delete! Delete! Delete!!! And once again I’m a mystery

“I think, therefore I am”, so let’s recreate a thinking mind
Let it loose on an uneducated public then sit back and see
Chaos, disorder, confusion, with no thought for how to control
The price we pay to keep our access to this information flowing free

Hiding ourselves behind firewalls with no flame, it all seems so lame
A new type of Stormtrooper from the IT squad, the empowered Geek
The taxi driver on the information highway, the guy who knows the codes
Back in the day he’d just have been labelled some kind of friendless freak

We are charging into a future, one that no one can hope to predict
A dark place, with hoards of new evils waiting to rear their ugly heads
A new world where we learn from what’s gone before, in retrospective fear
A virus strewn battleground with society reduced to social media threads

To be fair, I won’t exactly control the internet by writing a verse
This runaway train that we feed to excess needs to find a station
Take stock of what we have and how to bring it to the fore
Create a Web that’s safe to build our online global nation

Billy 18/03/15 😀

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