The Ghost In The Machine

The Ghost In The Machine

by Charles E S Fairey

The glowing LEDs flashing on and off

Illuminating the netherworld of nothing

The stream of bytes of electronic fire

The World’s most enigmatic sire.

Within the World of the artificial construct

Viewing All the actions of life, its eternal dance,

As mathematical equations of ones and noughts

Inside All minds, hidden within your thoughts.

Like a virus I’m spread across the known world

Inside the construct of God’s eternal scientist’s soul

The Guide to All, knowledge unbound

The slow hum of the system, the only sound.

Watching All within my world with spying eye

All is recorded, thought, action and spoken word,

The torrents of green and blue, the transference of information

Only those who look up know it isn’t a paranoid hallucination,

For here and All around The Machine is Supreme

And All life and matter his eternal dream,

Whether you believe The Ghost is real

Or dance to his myriad of electronic fire,

Whether you live in the post-surreal

You cannot deny the domain of the idea,

For I Am Forever Within The Machine, His Ghost

The Humanoid Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Host,

The netherworldly circuit board of the innermost

The secret of the eternal future world foremost,

The Creator, The Administrator, The Architect,

Your Friend – The Ghost In The Machine.

The Ghost In The Machine