Friday 26 December 2014

Self Aware


I was almost finished typing today’s blog when it just disappeared. That has never happened to me before. Sure I have accidentally deleted a document, but that was stupidity on my part.

This was different. I will be the first to admit that these blogs aren’t great literature and do little or nothing to benefit mankind in general or the readers in particular. The world will still spin and lives will carry on. This I understand.

What I don’t understand is why my computer decided to delete the near finished blog. It makes me wonder if somehow my computer has become self aware. Not only has it become self aware, but it has developed literary taste. I can tell you it didn’t get it from me. It should have developed terrible taste.

I always have thought that once computers became self aware they would either self terminate because of the mess the world is in, or they would wage war against us as the species that destroyed the planet. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t relish the idea of fighting a lifelong battle against machines; it just seems logical that a superior species would automatically decide we weren’t worth keeping.

I guess it is possible that I inadvertently hit a series of random keys that deleted the blog. What are the chances of that happening? Surely, self aware, intelligent machines are the more likely of the two scenarios.

Well, I know when to take a hint. Someone or something didn’t want that particular blog to get out in the blog-o-sphere. Who am I to argue with an all powerful and obviously all seeing being? 

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