Arthur C. Clarke had it right when he wrote, ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.’

Unsurprisingly, we thought that less education bred mythology and magical thinking in earlier civilizations. So humanity failed to recognize the dawn of a new folklore era when the most learned founding developers asserted that the machines merely gave an illusion of consciousness.

Caught in our dystopian projections, we were entirely unprepared for a world that brimmed with fantasy and a form of technological occult.

Use the comments to complete the following, “The algorithms were a jealous god, always ____.”

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