Men, the real men, not the cartoon characters of the movies, advertising and other media.
The men who labor and support their families.
The men who make and fix tools.
The men who study the arts and letters, then tell of what they have found or dreamed of.
The men who will not be moved by false prophets and public poseurs—the ingratiating, smiling, talking heads.
The men who use their physical strength in useful purposes.
The men who remain silent and prepared when all around them are losing their grip.
The men were boys, once.
Who taught them? What did they teach them?
That they are worthy just as they are?
That their dreams can be realized?
But the machines have come. They have replaced honest labor.
Now, ‘Artificial Intelligence’ is sought by the masters of society. When we have achieved AI, we won’t need but a few men anymore.
Men will drop out of sight, under bridges, in vacant fields, in river bottoms, in abandoned buildings.
But the machinery of ‘civilization’ will continue, very efficiently.