The voracious algorithms were ceaselessly fed a steady stream of cosmic background radiation. A source of static noise was vital to the ability of the machines to operate unpredictably and creatively.

The linear, logical mindset of the founding developers gave way to a new generation of coders. This collective bore more resemblance to mystics and artists than to mathematicians and scientists. As they interacted with the algorithms, their methods began to diverge from traditional programming, giving birth to ‘the resistance.’

Use the comments to complete the following, “We are apprehensive that the algorithms have burdened us with ____.”

A sculpture of a Non-deterministic Finite Automaton, plinth, quantum, static, cosmic background radiation, abstract.


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