The machines introduced some unintended consequences that were an absolute joy, like how they turned particle acceleration into the most popular sport on earth. Live television totally failed to capture the genuine excitement of molecular disintegration. So millions of people from around the world would travel to just outside Geneva to see the championships in person.

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A photo of a large sculpture depicting particle acceleration as popular and exciting entertainment, crafted by Étienne-Louis Boullée


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