All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace

All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace by Richard Brautigan, 1967

"I like to think (and the sooner the better!) of a cybernetic meadow where mammals and computers live together in mutually programming harmony like pure water touching clear sky.

I like to think (right now, please!) of a cybernetic forest filled with pines and electronics where deer stroll peacefully past computers as if they were flowers with spinning blossoms.

I like to think (it has to be!) of a cybernetic ecology where we are free of our labors and joined back to nature, returned to our mammal brothers and sisters, and all watched over by machines of loving grace."

Why do I blog this? I was reminded of this poem after listening to Paul Saffo's talk at the Singularity Summit and I quite liked it.