If We Are Erased

Four years ago, I began a series of five volumes on the topic of whether the human species would be erased, and if so by what. All five were subtitled "A Catalog of Imaginary Creatures". In light of the ever-increasing dialogue about what A.I. is doing to us, and whether it will eventually eliminate us entirely, I bring you here the libretto of Volume Five. In the book it is followed by provocative CAD images of the creatures that might supercede us, if we cannot resist our addiction to violence.

Are We Erased?

Butter queried shattered cocoon:

Does a fart fly? Does a fungus cry? Are they asking why

Out there?

Do SETI and METI wed

Out there?

Has FGM ever bled

Out there?

Does the shape of time ever change

Out there?

Is there any rapture to capture

Out there?

Does crux have a matter, pitter hate patter, God have a bladder

Out there?

Is there even a there to out, out there?

Cocoon crooned

Fly, soar, but always beware

Of the pillar of certainty, OZ of impunity, johns of divinity

Every and any

Shapely infinity

Out there.

For you are the where

Of there.

c. Corinne Whitaker 2015 - 2019

Note: Another view of humanity's extinction is offered by Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design at MOMA in New York.

And a thought-provoking response comes from a new Netflix scifi.

Finally, a discussion on bloomberg.com opens our eyes to the purging of Chinese scientists in the field of cancer research, where power politics and egos subsume any thoughts of patient benefits. We are better than this. We have to be better than this.

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