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22 August 2010

Publicke Notice / Tierra de los Sueños / TdSPosta / 1st Day Issue: All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

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Publicke Notice

VleeptronZ will be closed for about 48 hours as Bob speeds to Philadelphia by train for a sad occasion.

AMTRAK sent me an e-mail, which I printed out. It has a UPC code on it. When I dash into the train station, with no time to stand in line and ask a Human Being to help me with my transaction, I stick the UPC code under a Machine, the Machine scans the UPC code, and spits out my Boarding Pass.

Untouched By Human Hands. No Human-Human Contact or Conversation Required. I'll get what I need. The Machine won't even know it gave me what I needed. I won't have to say Thank You.

I'll let you know how it worked.

~ ~ ~

All Watched Over 
by Machines of Loving Grace

by Richard Brautigan

I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

I like to think
     (right now please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if they were flowers
with spinning blossoms.

I like to think
     (it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.

© Copyright 1967 by Richard Brautigan

Permission is granted to reprint
any of these poems in magazines,
books and newspapers if they are
given away free. 

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