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Thursday, April 16, 2015

What do you think?


Buckle the seatbelt of your mind: we’re blasting off.

            Nod to Charles Stross


Physical encryption in linguistic
code—books and the like—obsolesced within
six millennia. Pressings of music
took a century and a half between
becoming and becoming extrinsic.

A microgram of matter may contain
the complete recorded works of Mozart.
We send our abstract designs in advance
of ourselves: when more matter is made smart,
we will be data; and protoplasmic

expression can recycle as an art.
Physical selves will be irrelevant,
but we—our biomass long discarded—
can stretch out in a spacious petabyte,
recombining to the edge of finite,

expanding the boundaries of “the present,”
surviving our sun’s fated extinction.

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