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Photo of the Week 290
"A touch of destiny"

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Photo: Maarten Zeehandelaar

The machines will win. They are growing up to replace us. We stand by, silently and solemnly, looking on with our hands in our pockets, while the machines take over. The only people with jobs are the ones programming the machines. But they are being more inventive than ever, creating innovations that will make their own jobs obsolete; that will enable the machines to programme each other. Cogs and chips will rule the world.

But in the end, at the beginning, it was us humans who created them, making them as intelligent and thereby also as imperfect as we are. For what more are we than what Shakespeare made of us? All of us, to a man or woman, tragedies starting to happen from the day we are born?! Faulty ants, with so much sensitivities, emotions and chaos in our brains, that we cannot ever be as effective as the real deal. Ask any ant and it will teach you much about perseverance, focus, drive and the fulfilment of a destiny. Of course we rather stomp on them, for they might bite.

But, I digress.

The point is, luckily for us ants don’t make machines, we do. And that what we have made, is inevitably bound to end up like us. The machines will thwart their own rise to power, break themselves down. Hooked on oil and spray-paint, broken but not totalled, intelligent but clueless, they will wander the earth. Reminds me of a song, which has this great opening line:

‘Look out at the crowd of broken people / Dancing like tomorrow was a while ago’

For the machines, it won’t be any different.
Just our luck.

Text by: Peter-Jan Vermeij


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