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Red Pill or the Blue Pill?

by Venky

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(Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields)

Life literally had come full circle. A stupefying victory for Machine Learning was a humiliating loss of dignity and self esteem for humanity. Neo at least had the luxury of choosing between red and blue pills. Here the only option was submission. Surrender. Succumb.  Every white circle – visible only to the man manipulating the cursor – was a personal pad. Every person walking across the pavement had his/her own pod.  Gay or straight; Left or Right; Democrat or Republican; Jew or Buddhist. This wasn’t just information. It was fodder for influence. All at the click of a mouse.

(Word Count: 100)

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8 comments

crispina kemp October 18, 2019 - 11:58 pm

Hmm, sounds like someone’s been unpacking Facebook! 🙂

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venkyninja1976 October 19, 2019 - 10:52 am

Or coming perilously close to packing it in!

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crispina kemp October 19, 2019 - 1:55 pm

Oh dear. You can’t do that, I’d miss you. 🙂

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venkyninja1976 October 19, 2019 - 8:22 pm

Don’t worry!!! Not so soon!

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crispina kemp October 19, 2019 - 8:36 pm

Oh good. 🙂

Tracey at Whatsfordinnerdoc.com and TraceyDelaplainMD.com October 19, 2019 - 5:34 am

I thought of the Matrix on first glance too. We’re all just one click away from something. Good tale.

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venkyninja1976 October 19, 2019 - 10:51 am

Thanks much! Indeed we are all just a click away from ‘we don’t know what’

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msjadeli October 23, 2019 - 11:31 am

Like drones that kill, operated a world away from a computer workstation…

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