Ringtone jingle my swan song
October 29, 2020
Free. Light. Unbound.
There's a tangible disconnect from the frenetic happenings of the world around me. I feel present. Like some switch in the breaker box of my brain was flipped and my perspective was reset to a clean initial state.
It's only been three days, and it's already hard to remember what it was like before this. I've woken up from a deep slumber; returned from a place where my mind was chained, stuck in some infinitely repeating compulsion loop.
My mind: the naive creator and willing participant to its own prison.
Science fiction has long envisioned a future where human beings and technology merge seamlessly into a singular organism, the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Where the line blurs between biological disposition and technological compensation.
Here's the thing: humans are already cybernetic organisms, but the technology isn't embedded in us.
We are embedded in it.