“If I go out without my mobile phone I feel naked”
That is what you call an addiction and I suggest you break it.
Take it from me cos noughts and ones is what I be.
Nought meaning captive and one meaning free
Now in this wild wild world.com
Digitalis can be found on DVD or found on CD-ROM
The digital revolution has become a ticking time bomb
And it’s waiting to explode from Silicon Valley to Hong Kong
Now it is said
In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
In the era of Digitalis is this what the TV & PC bring.
The question must be asked — who is the consumer and who merely consumed?
And in the final analysis – will this lead to social burials and cultures entombed?
Time for investigation me thinks whilst I’m in my digitized mode
I’ll catch a wave and surf the net upon the next upload.
As I enter the information super highway Data comets pass me at the speed of light,
Along fibre-optic cables, on an endless flight
Strange communities live in the Digital Kingdom
I see captives of capacitors now lacking resistance
Unable to stand the heat in Digitalis they question their existence
But they question not the thermistors whose faulty operations cause them electronic blisters.
As I stop–off for a megabyte to eat in a virtual café,
I see old ladies bestow the joys of motherhood to cyber communities
Cos like Romanian babies, they’ve been rejected by sonny boy
They no longer hold diplomatic immunity
I contemplate as I see little children ignore A-B and C
Preferring to befriend Gameboy, Playstation and Sega’s Mega CD
But other letters see fit to befriend the couch potato youths of today
Namely O-B-C– and T,
As I continue my journey once again
I think of ‘the best laid plans of mice and men’
And if this is truly the result
Shouldn’t we scrap it and start it all again
Cos now peeps even porn the graphic on the web of deceit
And I know pimping ain’t easy
Now it’s not just on the street
And in the future will it be a question of Education or Electronification
Will people ponder ‘need I learn when data I can burn
Into my cybernetic brain and from insanity refrain’ ?
You see neural networks are awakening to fuzzy logic
Whilst human subjects are being taught to become more automi-tonic
…Click left – turn right…after me you must recite,
“I am an idiot I need not think, the world of Digitalis will keep me in synch”
Or will it?
Synchronous becomes asynchronous as I blink.
In the world of Digitalis is there a chink?
And if there is, all your data your biz
Your electronic wiz-ardry will fail
Better you had your documents in Braille
The question you should ask yourself is
Who then will prevail?
Armageddon will be upon you
Imagine – no lights, no electricity
How many millions live in the big city
Carnage and chaos become the ruling philosophy
Unless of course you possess a superior mentality
Forward thought to escape the depravity
It doesn’t matter to me, because I’m Robbie Digital
When they switch the power back on, I’m reconfigurable
But what about you?
© July 2000 Robert Asare All Rights Reserved
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