Today I am republishing a previous poem of mine as Time has stolen the day. 🙂💻✍️
Prompt ~ TECHNOLOGY
by John Yeo
If animals could communicate clearly And we could understand their thought, If the Lions could talk to the Lambs Would the thought processes differ really, Or give answers to the problems sought If Bears could converse with Orang-Utans?
~ How could we eat creatures who question Our motives for making a meal of them, Without giving their feelings a thought? Communication would aid the digestion Of plants and seeds and bugs. What then? If Chickens and Turkeys were able to talk.
~ If Horses became clever with logistics. Or Pigs preached the wisdom of the ages Ants could help to govern all smoothly Monkeys could be studying simplistics While Ducks would be veritable sages Humans would be lost in technology.
~ People have lost the talking habit Most of them are lost in their phones People no longer look up and around No time to chat to a passing Rabbit. Bees plainly buzz these walking Drones Who shuffle by without making a sound.
This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’. Which can be found by following the link below..
KILLER OF PLASMA TV’S
by John Yeo
Professor Vince was working on mind magic. A way of allowing people to experience their own individual versions of television programmes delivered through a special mind controlled screen.
‘Jimmy, think of a programme you would like to see, or just say programmes into the magic box.’
Jimmy thought of football and instantly a match was relayed onto a blank picture frame set up in the lab. Time and again the programmes changed to his personal preferences on the instant of a thought. With a sparklingly realistic picture on the blank canvas in the picture frame.
‘Wow! This is an impressive new technology, how much will it cost to be developed?’
Suddenly Jimmy collapsed on the laboratory floor and stopped breathing. He came round after some resuscitation and began to comment on a nonexistent football match garbled with travel programmes, mixed up with history programmes and peppa pig.
The Professor gave a shrug of his shoulders and remarked, ‘Further experimentation will be required. Meantime LCD televisions are a far better buy than Plasma televisions.’
Jimmy was confined for treatment in hospital and is still there to this day.
Until about 2007, plasma displays were commonly used in large televisions (30 inches (76 cm) and larger). Since then, they have lost nearly all market share due to competition from low-cost LCDs and more expensive but high-contrast OLED flat-panel displays. Manufacturing of plasma displays for the United States retail market ended in 2014, and manufacturing for the Chinese market ended in 2016.[needs update]