- Vol. 06
- Chapter 09
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.