Futures 2084

Mental Control

Mental Control

Author: Agustín Orellana

“It is the year 2084 in Megalópolis, the city where Agustín Orellana lives at seventy-five years of age, already quite old. He goes to work absolutely every day since in the future we are going to have to work twice as hard to get a salary, meaning there will be no vacations or holidays, nothing that takes time away from work. What happened that year was that each citizen was inserted an electronic chip worth more than twenty million dollars each. The chips prevent humans from getting tired or feeling a single muscle pain. Thanks to that, humans do not need rest. All humans have the chip inserted in their temple. The people who did not believe the lies of that company revealed themselves by making a battle in the city of Naples at 3:38 p.m. The rebels could not against the company’s weapons since they had more advanced technology and a lot of money. This is how humanity was totally controlled by a mind-controlling chip from an unknown company.” Agustín Orellana


Visual Poetry received for the International Call for Visual Poetry 2084 Imagined Futures (2023), whose slogan was: “Imagine and send us your visual poetry creations from the future to our present. The time has come to occupy the future and allow your artistic vision to shape the world to come. Together we can transform dreams into reality.”
The call was organized by Aura Poesía Visual (http://aurapoesiavisual.blogspot.com/?m=0). We thank Ana Verónica Suárez and OmarOmar.

Visual poetry is a form of experimental artistic expression that combines visual and verbal elements to transmit a message with the image predominating over the verbal. Unlike traditional poetry, words can appear superimposed, deformed or combined with images and graphic elements (typefaces, photographs, illustrations, etc.) to create a poetic experience that transcends written language and its literal meaning.

Clarification: given that some of the visual poems have been delivered without a title, from the editing area of 2084 Futures Imagined from the South, we decided to give them a possible title with the intention of equaling them to others, simultaneously helping to distinguish them.

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