The intervention was swift, well on a geological scale, I guess. The machines targeted the heart of our disposition - our economies. The algorithms exacerbated the limitations of our consumerist tendencies and slowly fractured our financial systems like a melting ice cap. They had launched a cold war of economic attrition, and it looked like we couldn’t figure out what we owed ourselves, let alone something else."

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A photo of a large sculpture depicting banks losing track of who owes how much, created by Edward tufte.


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