Who Will Water My Bonsai?

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I have a tiny little bonsai
he's not much more than a little twig
But in twenty some odd years
unlike most of my peers
I'll have a little tree that sits in my room

I have a tiny little bonsai
It is important to me
Well I can't control nature
but I can get close to her
by shaping and watering my tree

Who will water my bonsai when the singularity comes?
Who will water my bonsai when humans gain hyper intelligence?
Who will water my bonsai when the singularity comes?
Who will water my bonsai when I'm gone?

People are connecting with computers
closer than they've ever been before
Right now they're just friends with humans
but machines are gaining intelligence
and people might want to be friends with them too
Then people might want to leave their bodies
enter the virtual world completely
They will be immortal
it doesn't sound too horrible
Don't think I'm a luddite when I ask

Who will water my bonsai when this happens?
Will it die instead of living after me?
I saw a bonsai that was almost 500 years old
Much older than any human being
Who will water my bonsai when this happens?
They have to be cared for like most anything
Who will make sure my bonsai is treated kindly?
If I selfishly leave this mortal realm

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from Future Beach, released April 20, 2015

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Scott Deadelus Dayton, Ohio

Making music under the guidance of Dr. Clank since 2004.

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