Sunday, July 06, 2014

Perennial Millennials?

I've already forgotten what news snipped induced me to tweet, "If immortality is achieved in the next 50 years, we can call Millennials Perennials."  But underlying it was a children's poem I wrote maybe around 2005, which I think reflects a sneaking suspicion or hope held by my own (millennial) kids at the time:

What if human lifetimes double
before I'm 75?
What if they double again and again
and each time I'm still alive?

What if we're all electronically saved
on some future Internet
and email not only our thoughts but ourselves
wherever we want to get?

What if we move through time as well
and take on any shape
or shed our bods and morph to gods --
not bad for a naked ape.

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