The dossier is more complete than we wish it to be. Information is
Reflected in those individual clicks, scanned groceries, bills, tax forms, and charitable donations: Cookie crumbs map a path through the forest.
From spreadsheets the dataheads, like gods or a tribunal of saints, pour over the language of numbers like an ancient text and judge our private defining desires and perversities.
They do not reign down blight or drought in punishment for bodies longing to touch and taste other bodies for tongues longing for fat, sugar, and salt for empires longing to expand the reach of their tentacles to eat the poorest and most vulnerable.
They help mold the image in the market of possibility with new & improved apples, boxes, and lamps express delivered to our doors.
The insatiable human appetite – we’re hungry animals cannibalizing one life to make another, a reincarnated species learning to live peacefully or destroy itself into oblivion.
All of it, coded and labeled into numbers, making us nothing more than points on the XY graph or a mouse as a subject in an experiment.
Seen beyond the standard indicators of race, creed or gender, humanity can be plotted and connected by amino acids, nucleotides, and chromosomes: 20. 64. 23.
The cracked mirror distorts our shared likeness. The code binds us all.