For centuries, we had anthropomorphized corporations, treating them as if they had the same rights as people. This trend began as far back as ancient Rome, the first to envision large, lifeless organizations as having human forms.

So it dripped with irony that while we fixated on the rise of algorithms, we overlooked corporations becoming the first artificial sentience. The ancient ones never predicted that, but here we are, looking at the shadows cast by multinational giants.

Use the comments to complete the following, “The algorithms were not producing ____.”

An industrial sculpture that we never thought would become concious, but look at it now, effigy, New York,


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