The machines were so relentlessly curious about how things worked that they completely missed their spiritual beauty. It’s a little like pausing your favorite film every five minutes to deconstruct it shot by shot - the type of lens used, the temperature of the lights - all the sort of stuff. The beauty of our favorite films comes from our ability to suspend our disbelief - something the machines had not been able to understand, let alone master.

Use the comments to complete the following, “The past is just ____.”

A photo of a large sculpture depicting how mechanical knowledge occludes spiritual beauty, crafted by Anders Celsius, digital art.


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