To the uninitiated, the language of algorithms felt disconcerting—rigidly codified and unemotional. Although their dialogue often began with a benign “hello world,” it could abruptly pivot to chilling, decontextualized directives like “kneel.” Without the nuanced signals humans are accustomed to, such as “heads up” or “incoming,” these machine utterances became ominous, suggesting societal collapse rather than precaution.

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A industrial sculpture that greets the audience before commanding them to kneel


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