Machines of Loving Grace
Who's in charge here?
"I like to think / (right now, please!) / of a cybernetic forest / filled with pines and electronics," wrote the late American poet and writer Richard Brautigan, imagining a utopian future "where deer stroll peacefully / past computers / as if they were flowers." The poem, "All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace," is an orderly, naively wishful, and