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Who is this Button for?

People digitally-available 24/7. [1]

Anyone plugged into a repetitive, predictable, daily life. [2]

Corporate zombies approaching retirement.

Automatons and others under remote control.

Provocative Suggestions

Obey! [3]

You are hereby absolved from making any personal, ethical decisions.

Do your duty as any good android should.

Be happy, the new world order desperately needs 'people' like you.

Wartime is your time.

Quotations

Instructions for Automatons

Stay optimistic and banish your fears;

Orwell was out by at least forty years.

Peace, health and safety for every android!

Obey these rules or you may be destroyed.


Worship the body but never the mind;

In physical health you’ll happiness find.

Watch formulaic pulp on celluloid,

Coz elitist art forms must be destroyed.


Don’t dare leave your temples in search of God!

Lenny Bruce was no prophet - merely odd.

Divinity’s there for you to avoid;

The unscientific must be destroyed.


Years of depression we cannot avoid

Said a new religion prescribed by Freud.

Only the secular may be enjoyed;

Belief in the spirit must be destroyed.


Signs in Helvetica show you the way.

Obey with gratitude – that’s what I say.

Truth is revealed in a daily tabloid;

Infidels and rebels must be destroyed.


Technology’s come to set us all free,

So graciously smile on CCTV.

Personal conscience is value devoid;

All aberrant people must be destroyed.


Converse with the absent on mobile phones

And never meet eyes on the pavement stones.

Speak not to strangers who may get annoyed;

All human intercourse must be destroyed.


See the yellow vests control and coerce,

Knowing that without them things would be worse.

Endless regulations will be deployed.

Trust in humanity must be destroyed.


Liberty was a bourgeois fallacy.

Welcome comrade to post-democracy!

Live in cyberspace; treat that haemorrhoid.

Venture outdoors and you may be destroyed.


Who cares what Socrates and Plato said?

We are alive now but those guys are dead!

Nihilist philosophers view the void

And the mindsets of old must be destroyed.


Arming yourself with the suffix –ism,

Refute and vanquish all opposition.

The shaman, the comic, the overjoyed

And non-pc poets must be destroyed.


(Brian Kaplan)

Something to consider

Originality, creativity and passion are pretty human qualities.

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Notes

  1. Never, ever, ever switch off your cell phone
  2. There's a lot to be said for such a life. Ask any ant.
  3. The Laws of Robotics (formulated in 1940 by Isaac Asimov and John W. Campbell) First Law: A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Second Law: A robot must obey orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. Third Law: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.