When technology takes all power
and no more facilitates
but replaces them.
When we do not talk anymore together
except by mobile phone or computer
and every human intimacy
When children do not play anymore together,
but each one only in his own electronic world,
and a mother does not give her breast
unless her eye is fixed on the mobile screen.
And if we see a reason
to maintain the human race,
it only will be
by in-vitro fertilization,
then we will be lost.
THÓR STEFÁNSSON, Iceland
Translation by the author, Germain Droogenbroodt and Stanley Barkan
from: „Réflexions“, Editions du Cygne, 2023
Painting by Toby Tover, USA