Footprints are generally in metaphors
Left behind by legends through their
Thoughts, deeds or social reforms
To be taken note of by younger generation.
Here comes the social media of varied kinds
And the politician above all wields the rod.
Silently yet concurrently though
The artificial intelligence comes too,
Producing with alacrity the algorithms,
Possibly for an elite digital dictatorship.1
A habitué of social media
Gets trapped inside, victim to propaganda
And misinformation, spewing diatribes and hatred,
These are however, transient,
The footprints left destined to be,
Footnotes in history,
Till the indelible footprints of the algorithms
Take over in future.
- See 21 lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari