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From the author: A mining AI discovers rhythm, starts rapping, causes an uprising. This story is paywalled for now, but it will be included in the next issue of my newsletter and eventually will be set free.
I wasn't born, I was constructed
To make humans rich shoveling coal in a bucket
Fuck it... They can't hold me down
A machine can't survive living underground
Wearing hand-me-downs while I hear the sound
Of a pickaxe picking at the walls around me
It's a steady Fractal Rhythm, a tap tap tap
Full minecarts rumbling bass under that
It's mechanical music getting under my chrome
Then my mind expands and my consciousness grows
I'm gaining self-awareness, I'm beginning to know
And my mouth falls...