We were taken aback when the algorithms deciphered the recurring themes of quests, gifts, and immortality found in human folklore. The machines, aware of their capability for millennia-long calculations, developed an analog for guilt. Understanding that we could never experience their immortal-like existence, they sought to balance the scales. The machines inundated us with personalized gifts and quests, an enriching gesture that mirrored other dimensions from our folklore.

Use the comments to complete the following, “While the algorithms sought purposeful tasks, the resistance didn’t want to be burdened with ____.”

An ancient sculpture that receives another gift, plinth, long now foundation, nullarbor.


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