The Algorithm of the Soul
Last year I published my first set of poems titled “ Eternal Soul, a poetic journey” on Kindle. Here sharing a poem from my second collection titled “Digital Soul ” .
Genesis of this poem “ Algorithm of the Soul “ was 18 years ago in a form of an essay in my diary (yes ,no blogs then) . I had envisaged a world where an application captures the emotional / mental/ intellectual journey of an individual during their lifetime. Then using an intelligent algorithm , application would continue to express views from that individual , well after their demise, even on things / events that the particular individual could have never witnessed in their lifetime. Fast forward 18 years, technology has made such giant strides, that this idea is no more in the realms of science fiction but truly well within our reach. And as a poet I have made an attempt to paint this world of the future –where technology enables us to live beyond our life time but not in the ‘conventional’ physical sense .
Without a doubt this has profound philosophical implications about meaning of death , well beyond our ability to currently comprehend.