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Book Review: 2042 by Amar B. Singh

The poetry collection named 2042 of Amar Singh takes us to a near future and shows how the world could be fairing that time. Though humans might have evolved technically and scientifically, but have their aspirations taken a change or is it the same? Read on this lovely book of 21 poems to get the hints.

The core nature of the book is futuristic. It portrays human thinking, lifestyle, societal parameters, etc. in the year 2042, which is not normal like today. The book provides food for thought and makes up an engrossing yet lucid read for people that often weigh, mull, and profess worldly changes with the society, faith, religion, and moral choices.

All poems are subtle and sublime, written in rhyming pattern, the collection gradually covering a gamut of issues that matter in reshaping the world. Yet the standout theme in the book loudly expresses the effect of excessive usage of technology on humanity.

The first poem is 2042. The world is a changed place if you compared with today. People’s priorities are sorted by Metaverse, where they are doing almost everything like friendship, shopping, travel, and so on but with their digital avatars…they are there but not physically. The poem also sheds light on the advanced use of drones, transport system has changed…it is now fast and effective. The world is green but the hearts of people are parched up.

People are living grand lives. They have earned money, made software, but that human streak goes missing in marriages, rituals are dried up considered futility of human need, children are devoid of compassion and motherly love, elders are bemusing on their early days when tech trends were in nascent stage. It could be possible that technologically advancements devour the rudimentary elements of a life that a human generally experiences.

War for peace is untrue, this catch 22’,

Man has not learnt even in 2042

Forever Gullible and History Lost in Information – these poems talk about the modern history revised by futile wars that bring tears to a mother’s eyes while leaders praise the martyrdom. Wars are for profits, not for peace and love!

“We fight wars, are capable of mass destruction,

Not love or peace, only fear kept us,

From getting derailed.”

The collection commences with 2042 poem and ends with 2043 – between that it captures the strong hedonistic side of the world. But a close look reveals that the poet is concerned about technologies like AI and Metaverse that for sure if applied fully will change the humanity drastically.

2042 by Amar Singh puts a fresh perspective about life that could go in any direction by the push of technology. The soul of the poetry can also be considered sci-fi, dystopian, and absolutely futuristic. A brilliant thought-provoking poetry book! A must read for all of us!

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