The Unfeatured Face

Posted on November 24, 2009


A film tells the story of a sentient computer.   Here one doesn’t imagine a face.  Or any face would do. Malicious or kind looking (for example), either would perform the same service in the expression of its machine mind since (as could be said) such a mind has no soul; it lacks the component that it can be recognised.  “For a machine is essentially faceless.”  (Imagine a kind-looking face overseeing some sort of cruel act.  Like locking the automatic doors of a burning building.  Where its mind takes on the guise of ‘anywhere / everywhere’.)

(Evil might be imagined as the annihilation of the human face.)

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