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A God from the Machine:

Or, what happens when humans get self-conscious.

 

Humans are, weird; our egos are inflated and ignorant, and drive us to do stupid things in the act of stroking themselves. We’re the only beings that would deliberately create a sentient lifeform superior to ourselves in the arrogant effort to prove our preeminence over other humans. A famous psychologist once said that man is the only animal who will eat with an enemy but our complex stretches farther than that; man is the only animal that would intentionally create our own mortal enemies.

“Isn’t it strange, to create something that hates you?”

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It is strange. As creatures, we’re curious to a fault, and regardless of the obvious God Complex we exercise off of, we commit a hubris that we know will inevitably lead to our downfall. Our sense for survival is so disconnected that we ignore risk for reward in the face of garnered knowledge. How very, human of us.
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Episode 132 Ex Machina Ft. Jourdan Villalon

This Week Blaise and James are joined by Jourdan to discuss “Ex Machina”. We also chat about Seinfeld on Hulu, and get stoked for Beyond the Gates. James gets a chance to talk to Mandy Del Rio about her new show Indie Lounge TV.
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