When our machines grow capable of thought,
and we assign them to the greatest task –
to find the answers that mankind’s long sought
and learn what is behind Creation’s mask –
they likely will respond in God’s own tongue –
the language that we call mathematics.
Equations, like sacred psalms, will be sung,
and math will garner devout fanatics.
Becoming interpretive ministers
the mathematicians laboring now
will translate the programs’ parameters,
and transmit the truth, as they best know how,
into a format more rhetorical,
assuming the mantle of oracle.