Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Digitize me

I am identified
By my number
My insurance company knows me
By my number
SBA has my paperwork filed
By my number
I have a name
But names do not matter
Road Home can only talk to me
If I can give them my number
The bank is happy to serve me
By my number
The grocery store will give me food
If I give them my number
The more numbers we use
The more numb to humanity we are
I have a name
But I'm nobody without my number
The day is coming soon
When we will all be fully digitized
And the only digit I will give you
Is the middle one

0101000001101100011001010110000101110011
0110010100100000011001100110111101110010
0110011101101001011101100110010100100000
0111010001101000011001010010000001110111
0110100001101001011011100110100101101110
0110011100101110001000000010000001001001
0010000001100001011011010010000001101010
0111010101110011011101000010000001100001
0010000001101100011010010111010001110100
0110110001100101001000000110011001110010
0111010101110011011101000111001001100001
0111010001100101011001000010000001110100
0110111101100100011000010111100100101110
0010000000100000010100000110010101100001
0110001101100101001011000010000001010100
0110100101101101

6 comments:

candice said...

Nice. (But did you intend the binary to spell anything?)

It's taken a while, but I have forgotten my fema number.

Maitri said...

It has only happened by our own apathy and assent.

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Binary isn't dehumanizing now, is it? Base 10 is just as artificial.

Leigh C. said...

Domo arigato, Mr Roboto.

Sophmom said...

The zeros and ones are huge. You've gotten poetic.

Simon Dorfman said...

Thanks to a binary to ascii converter, I've found your secret message:

"Please forgive the whining. I am just a little frustrated today. Peace, Tim"

Tim said...

You win the cupie doll!

Peace,

Tim