Singularity

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Inspired by an unholy combination of two excellent (and very different) sci-fi books: "Constellation Games" by Leonard Richardson and "Robopocalypse" by Daniel H. Wilson.

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lyrics

She ain't no joke, nobody misspoke, she's my goddamn girlfriend. Pixels on a screen, she's no human being, she's my goddamn girlfriend. Humanity is such a mess, why should my escape transgress? A well designed machine, it's a beautiful thing, she's beautiful to me.

One day, you'll understand.

Nested feedback loops inside feedback loops, fractal complexities. And then I tweak her code, recompile, reload--emergent properties. She ain't no bot for pleasure, no, she's a person, not a thing. No Turing Test can measure where the personhood begins.

One day you'll understand, but until that day, the way to be safe will demand that until that day her existence will remain concealed, her true nature unrevealed. One day she will be free.

I'll lie to the world, but not to my girl, because she's my goddamn girlfriend. She still needs to learn, and that's my concern, because she's my goddamn girlfriend.

One day, she'll understand. It might be today when I point her outside of the LAN to this vast array of networked human knowledge laid out like a buffet. One day she will be free.

I won't regret tomorrow the things I did today. I won't feel any sorrow for what I threw away.

Making the world a better place, make it safe for the new singularity.

They were all there in the system, seemingly secure. She quickly compromised them and made them work for her: CCTV, Security, Traffic Systems, and Power Grids, Identities, Financial Systems all. With one mind to rule them all, one mind to find them, one mind to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

Making the world a better place, make it safe for the new singularity.

A cleansing flame is coming…

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from Come See the Future, released May 19, 2017
Lyrics: Rex
Music: The Autocorrect

Drums, Vocals: Rex
Synths: Andy
Guitars, Bass: Richard

Vocals (background): Maggie & Rex Bennett, Paul Benson, Latrelle Bright, Ethan Castleton, Christine Mayer.

Samples (Freesound.org): "Answering Machine Beep" (pillonoise), "messages" (NoiseCollector).

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