From The User’s Guide To The Millenium, in an essay called ‘Project For A Glossary Of The Twentieth Century’, which was a series of possible feature titles sent by a magazine that Ballard proceeded to turned into a list of spoof definitions…

Typewriter. It types us, encoding its own linear bias across the free space of the imagination.

Satellites. Ganglions in search of an interplanetary brain.

Robotics. The moral degradation of the machine.

Personal Computers. Perhaps unwisely, the brain is subcontracting many of its core functions, creating branch economies that one day amalgamate and mount a management buy-out.

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