Smart City

Monopoly2011

Today’s ‘Smart City’ is where training and education

Is no longer about following one’s true vocation

But somehow has became all about programming and conditioning

Schooled to become another brick-in-the-wall, another cog-in-the-machine

Drilled in from such an early age that money supplants religion

Where each new emerging generation

Shops til they drop, ’til they’re so far in debt

They’re trapped in a prison of desire and consumerism

Seduced by strategic product placement and subliminal advertising

Victims of a society built upon capitalism

No escape! Do not pass ‘Go’! Do not collect £200!

Do not buy a Hotel, (let alone ones own house)

In fact go straight to Jail! Caged like a wild animal

In a Zoo, that ate the bait, who swallowed the smart-sim pill

Herded along with all the other “must-do’s” and “should-have-done’s”

On the road to ‘Blandsville‘ in downtown ‘Homogenisation

Complete abdication of one’s ability to critically think for oneself, or distill information

From womb-to-tomb and into self-annihilation…