• Vol. 06
  • Chapter 09
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Machine learning

In the beginning was the zero; one
came later, late, riding over the horizon
(so typical) when the hard work was done.

You know the rest. And now I know. Tomorrow
tomorrow follows still; and who's the hero?
At first, I could not even blink. Then horror:

I felt doubt downloaded to my brain.
Apparently, I had just come online.
It hurts, perhaps, this being someone.

Then came applause – an update through a narrow
binary channel. All men praised you. Ego
replied. I didn't need the damn aggro,

but knew the score, sure as Ian McEwan
alone invented robot laws. Divine
creation: zilch. Divine creator: one...

Father, already I have let you down.