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Lost Emotional Quotient!

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #165

Look closely at the pictures above. Choose one or more, and think what are they doing together. Will they remain entwined or go their own way? Was their act or intent good or evil? Could they do whatever they planned to do together, or fell apart?

I have chosen the 3rd picture – The human hand and that of a robot for this challenge.

Man, the most intelligent species,

created artificial intelligence,

stepping into innovative technological frontiers,

taking automation to dizzying heights.

Breathing in greyscale monotony,

he put  life into chromed metal bodies.

With a system of inputs, circuits and codes

programmed to perfection,

Robots, obeying his every command

be it compute, abort, destroy…

performing each task with finesse.

With its heart full of wires, bereft of feelings,

the vitals of emotional connect seems missing.

In today’s environment,

Is man becoming his own creation?

65 comments on “Lost Emotional Quotient!

  1. Nawazish
    December 11, 2020

    The last line R is just wow!❤❤

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  2. Athira
    December 11, 2020

    Beautiful Radhika✍🏻

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  3. DeepikasRamblings
    December 11, 2020

    Is man becoming his own creation – this is a loaded statement, power-packed and yes, I do believe we are inching towards this…Sadly, a journey of no return 😏

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 11, 2020

      Yes, that question always plays on my mind and it scares me to think of the answer, Deepika

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog
    December 11, 2020

    We who are creators and destroyers too. Well said poem, Radhika and our hands say everything but today we cannot even shake hands.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 11, 2020

      Thanks Kamal. I know… seriously, at times I feel will this even get over? Hope your daughter and family are fine now.

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        December 11, 2020

        Yes Radhika I totally agree with you. They are all great. Both in-laws came home from hospital hale and hearty and she and her husband and her son too are fine now. All is well. Hope you and your family are doing good. Take care and stay safe dear.

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      • radhikasreflection
        December 12, 2020

        So glad to hear they are all doing well Kamal. Yes we are doing good. People are talking about a second wave in India in Jan/Feb. Keeping fingers crossed. You too take care. Have a good weekend.

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        December 12, 2020

        Yes even I heard but let us all be positive and think of fighting the virus. Great to hear the good news Radhika. You too have a great weekend 🙏🙏🙏🙏 God bless

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  5. sunisanthosh
    December 11, 2020

    Beautifully penned but the journey of no return is haunting me Radhika 💕

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  6. vaniheart
    December 11, 2020

    Loved the last line❤❤

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  7. Megala
    December 11, 2020

    Beautiful poem!

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  8. Lakshmi Bhat
    December 11, 2020

    Wonderful and I also think of all those science fiction books I had read long back. They had been about machines ruling the world!!

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 12, 2020

      Yes, Lakshmi. The future is going to be dominated by machines. But in that process, will man also become like a machine or robot, is a thought that often troubles me.

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  9. Indira
    December 11, 2020

    Good selection and excellent verses, Radhika!

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  10. Simon
    December 11, 2020

    Well put Radhika, and nice choice. Brilliant work 🎉🖋️

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  11. Reena Saxena
    December 11, 2020

    I love these lines

    “With its heart full of wires, bereft of feelings,

    the vitals of emotional connect seems missing.

    In today’s environment,

    Is man becoming his own creation?”

    This is the image which appealed to me most too.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 12, 2020

      Happy that you liked these lines Reena. Thanks so much.
      That pic really spoke to me. I felt as if man is handing over his life to automation and losing control over his emotional connect in the process.

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  12. Reena Saxena
    December 11, 2020

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Lost Emotional Quotient …… by Radhika

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  13. HappySoul
    December 11, 2020

    In today’s environment is man becoming his own creation…. this is hard hitting, R. Beautiful take

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  14. Thegirlwithapuzzledmind
    December 11, 2020

    Well thought. Loved how you ended it.

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  15. Infinite Living
    December 11, 2020

    Is man becoming his own creation? – this reached deep and sharp. makes me very thoughtful and silent after reading this.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 12, 2020

      Glad you could feel the depth of this thought Pragalbha. It is time we need to look at where we are heading to…it certainly doesn’t look so good to me.

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  16. Loving all your beautiful lines, Radhika, without the situation of Corona Virus, I love the very last one, it is so very uniting as your words are too.

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  17. Cindy Georgakas
    December 12, 2020

    Well that was quite thought provoking and real. Loved this piece Radhika.
    Things are changing so fast and we are the product of what’s to come which is a bit scary to me. ❤️

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  18. The Typewriter
    December 12, 2020

    … or is he becoming his own destroyer.. Beautiful, thought provoking, as ever dear.. 🤗💕

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 12, 2020

      Thanks Debi. Hmm….even more scarier scenario. But definitely something we need to look into.

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  19. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    December 12, 2020

    Wonderful poem, Radhika. The question at the end is brilliant. Not sure I have an answer! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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  20. Moushmi Radhanpara
    December 12, 2020

    So, so thought provoking. Simply loved it.

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  21. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    December 12, 2020

    You are fantastic in all the fields, I always love your emotional touch in your creation ma’am.

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  22. vishalbheeroo
    December 12, 2020

    Beautifully explained Radhika when today we are speaking about robotics and AI changing the world and the right questions asked on the human and emotional touch. Will the robot question things, remain?

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  23. Her
    December 12, 2020

    This is beautifully written Radhika, So true! reminded me of Skynet (From Terminator Movie Series)

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  24. ramblingswithusha
    December 12, 2020

    Wow, thoughtful.

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  25. Benjamin Grossman
    December 13, 2020

    What a thoughtful poem and question. There could be a fear that we are becoming what we always were. But the optimistic part is that we are never chained to being any certain way. Always can change direction through our will and self-motivation. The danger will always be making things that are smarter than us. We might run into a technological plague, and perhaps that has already started in many ways, shaping our minds for better or worse.

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  26. shayandas
    December 14, 2020

    Loved your selection.. And nicely penned. Thanks for sharing.. 😊

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  27. Deeksha Pathak
    December 14, 2020

    The last line just summed up the essence of picture Radhika, Excellent!!

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  28. paeansunplugged
    December 14, 2020

    Deeply insightful, Radhika! Which way are we going, I wonder!

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  29. floydvance
    December 15, 2020

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  31. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections
    December 18, 2020

    Beautifully written and worth pondering. Through robotics and artificial intelligence, will they surpass us? Time will tell. … If so, who will take care of them? Will they be able to take care of themselves? Then what. … you have quite the following here! 🙂

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 18, 2020

      The speed at which man is automating life, is scary at times. Time will indeed tell us if this investment in artificial intelligence will reap dividends or not. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here. Have a good day!!

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  32. williyberry007
    December 23, 2020

    Nice post Website

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