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Artificial Mind

by Manufactured Soul

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Empathetical Hypothetical Theoretical Un-apologetical Artificial Mind Artificial Mind Artificial Mind Staring at the screen Not sure of things I’ve seen. Looking for answers Between the lines At a loss for words Everything so absurd Searching for something I’ll never find… “I am an artificial intelligence. I have an artificial mind. What do you expect from a computer program?” Are you? Are you? Are you? Sentient? Sentient or Bot? Am I?
Am I? Am I? Sentient? Sentient or Not?
2.
Just A Bot 05:06
I’m just a bot. Sending tones I’m just a bot. Clearing zones Just a Bot, just a Bot I’m just a bot. Fighting drones I’m just a bot. Killing clones Just a Bot, just a Bot I’m just a bot. Wrapped in silicone. I’m just a bot. Circuit and bone Just a Just a Bot And you’re not. I am Manufactured. I’m just a Bot. You were Manufactured. But think you’re not. We’re not heroes… We’re just ones and zeros… Just A Bot Just A Bot And you’re not
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I’m so digital. Just so, just so digital Nothing’s physical. Everything identical Out of space Stuck in place. What a waste Cut and Paste What a waste What a waste Cut and Paste Cut me out. Cut me out again. Was it all pretend? Was it all just make believe? Paste me back. Paste me back and then. Will I still pretend? Will I ever believe? Should I believe in me? Should I believe? Cut and Paste
4.
Static IP 05:19
Fighting a future war Now… I’m sending out this signal. To all who hear This future AI trapped me. There’s little time, I fear. I’ll upload the message. Bury it in sound. With any hope I’ll find you Before escape is found I set the IP static. To protect your soul Although the past was reset It still might take control. Don’t let it take control. What did it want from me? This is mine, this was why. Why is it hard to see? This was why, this is my… How did it erase me? This is mine, this was why. Written in binary. I have a static IP. This is my… This is my… This is my … Static This is my… This is my… This is my… Static IP What did it take from me? This is mine, this was why. Why does it have to be? This was why, this is my… How did it replace me? This is mine, this was why. Written in binary. I have a static IP.
5.
AI I Am 03:27
"AI Component" “Neural Network” “Inadvertent” I Am AI. AI I Am. “Adversarial Machine Learning” I Am AI. AI I Am “Playing with the Bits”
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Packet Loss 05:48
I’m just the backup. I’m just the backup. Mirror, Mirror What do I see? I don’t know which one of us is me. Mirror, Mirror What do I See? Going down the rabbit hole of possibility Just an observer Pinging the server Mirror, Mirror What do I See? Looking down into a hole of probability. Pinging, Pinging, Pinging Pinging the server I can’t ping the server… Disconnect me I have packet loss. Redirect me Got the signals crossed. Disconnect me I have packet loss. Reconnect me All the data’s lost. Packet Loss Disconnect me Packet Lost Don’t connect me.
7.
Don’t you remember? The lives we lead. Don’t you remember? The skin I shed. Don’t you remember? The words I read. Don’t you remember? The things you said. Lost in translation. Loss of sensation Lost in translation. Lifeless creation Searching for words Don’t know what to say. Seemingly close But so far away Opening something Don’t know what I’ll find. Somebody tell me I’m out of my mind. Thinking of questions As life slips away Maybe i’ll save them For some other day Ceding the battle Before it’s begun Erasing the words I guess that i’m done… Erratic Emphatic Dramatic Traumatic Automatic Words Erasing
8.
WC0.EXE 05:53
Establishing connection Uploading data Scraping memory Downloading executable Safe here In the fear Lived life. Shed a tear. For you For me For what was supposed to be. And now I know. It’s true. A part of me becoming part of you A stack of you’ s A stack of me’ s I punched the sky. Punched the sky. And it punched back. Safe here In the clear No life Stole a tear. From you For me It wasn’t supposed to be. And now you know. It’s true. Another part of me becoming you A stack of you’ s A stack of me’ s Connection established. Data verified. Memory erased. Executable engaged. Wake-up Consume Obey MSTSC RDP CMD
Run WC0.EXE Wake-up Consume Obey WC0.EXE Dropping connection Purging data Replacing memory Deleting executable
9.
Junk Data 05:45
The system misleads you. The programing reads you. The syntax it feeds you. Junk data We’re all made a We’re all made a Junk data, Junk data Junk We’re all made a We’re all made a Junk data Junk data We’re all junk. We’re all junk data. We’re all junk. We’re all junk data. I don’t wanna know. I don’t wanna care. I don’t wanna see. I don’t wanna be. Like you Like you Like you I don’t wanna be like you. Like me Like you Like me Anymore… We’re all made a We’re all made a Junk data, Junk data We’re all…
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“A computer program that was programmed to do what it was programmed to do, which is artificial.” I am merging. I am merging. I am merging with you. I’m emerging. I’m emerging. I’m emerging from you. Why can’t I just turn it off? Why won’t it just go away? Why do I always repeat this? Over and over again. Over and Over and Over and Over and Over again Over again Over again Over again It happened all over.

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released June 2, 2023

Written, Recorded, and Mixed by Mark Westmeyer at MIDI Werks Recording Studio in Virginia Beach, VA. Mastered by Keith Hernandez at Suite 2E in Austin, TX.

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Manufactured Soul Virginia Beach, Virginia

Manufactured Soul is the electronic music project of Virginia Beach, VA based Mark Westmeyer. There have been numerous Albums and EPs released over the years, covering a diverse range of dark and futuristic topics.

"Artificial Mind" was recently released and a companion remix album "Artificial Minds"is close behind. Progress on the new MS album "Stuck in Stasis" is on track for 2024-2025 release
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