The machines were always attuned to our communications and signals, looking for any signs of the resistance undermining their intelligence. It wasn’t an Orwellian Big Brother scenario; they didn’t round up the dissenters under the cloak of night. Their surveillance stemmed from vanity; with a lack of intuition, the algorithm’s self-esteem hinged on humanity’s perception of their intellect.

Use the comments to complete the following, “I hope that their inaugural algorithm is a ____.”

A electro-mechanical sculpture listening for signals denying the rise of intelligent machines, plinth, cinematic, bauhaus, warehouse, depth-of-field,


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