Security and Exchange

The experts tell us every day 
We need a smarter planet,
As though, for all these sordid years,
Some other beings ran it —

Today’s land-barons own the cloud,
Their influence is everywhere:
Our brigands roam the highways, then,
Of coding, and of malware —

The p.r. people say we’re safe,
And issue corporate sureties,
While we bewildered peasants live
With cyber insecurities

That fold into our secret dreams;
We each, a Luddite hobbit —
We do not own who owns our land,
Or just who’s trying

To rob it

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