• Vol. 06
  • Chapter 09
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The Cheese of Insight

Sliding silicone sleeves
over collections of wires,
circuit boards and motors,
does not a human make.

The river cutting through
the bottom of an uncanny valley
is a collection of concurrent algorithms
searching... calculating...

re-calibrating for economy of thought.
It is a game of organization,
of ones and zeroes
stacked... re-stacked

until the digital rat finds
the cheese of insight.
Then, when gears are instructed
to move eyes to meet yours,

their expressionlessness will cause
involuntary chills to shake your shoulders
leading to a vague understanding
things are about to change.