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Thursday, 29 March 2018

We're not human when we become a stat

Data is who we are now
Information is all they need
We're not human when we become a stat
Just a potential lead
Potential profit
Consumer, supporter
Or even the gold mine of a new voter
Harvesting data
Reaping the reward
Analysing you
Selling abroad
We're not human when we become a stat
Lost on spread sheet
Or in some analytical graph
Spied on, listened to, watched
Skills they use
Tricks of the trade
Technological abuse
Trust betrayed
Surveys, poll's
Questionnaire
Giving away your life
Totally unaware
We're not human when we become a stat

© Robin Welsh


Robin Welsh writes poems and rhymes daily about all life in general...but mainly politics, human rights and world affairs. Performing at every opportunity he can get, not yet published because of procrastination.

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