It felt like an eternity since that Juicero company went bust - for whatever reason, the algorithms wanted to sell everything by subscription. Juice sachets were just their first attempt; in the years that followed, the machines tried to get humanity to subscribe to all kinds of things. Not long after juice sachets, they tried subscription tweets and moved on to more esoteric items: cutlery, gas grills, luggage, and coffins. None of them generated a profit, yet they persisted.

Use the comments to complete the following, “I know what you’re thinking, how the heck does a fifty-two-year-old, over the hill, salesman build _____.”

A photo of a large sculpture depicting the secret ingredient for robot flavoured juice, crafted by Ed Ruscha, digital art