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The Book of Fire. [17]

The machine that will never think. [4]

The human above the machine. [40]

You continue, and break down. [27]

that you need to live [16]

They are broken and repaired. [13]

"[T]here is no a priori improbability in the descent of conscious (and more than conscious) machines from those which now exist, except that which is suggested by the apparent absence of anything like a reproductive system in the mechanical kingdom. This absence however is only apparent, as I shall presently show." [15]

"Physiologically, man in the normal use of technology [...] is perpetually modified by it and in turn finds ever new ways of modifying his technology." [34]

(i) lack of resources [19]

The psychology of damage. [14]

Cathexis [45]

What you want is [I]ts presence. [44]

Symbols, inked on paper, and what you read in the ink is your reflection. [63]

My spine is broken. [1]

The Book of Sand. [2]

The book that you read, seeking something. [60]

What you want is to proceed, in some fashion: through the book, through the poem, through the world: and for this procession to seem motivated, to possess or develop meaning. [39]

I am going to persist
in this evasion. [13]

"The entire current 'psychological' situation is characterized by this short-circuit." [14]

"inanimate things existed before living ones" [49]

There would be singing and whirring in the streets. [17]

The machine we believe will never think. [26]

"the machine is poetry" [50]

It is the root, the cause of machines. [17]

The machine that, thinking, chooses suicide. [37]

The [ ] is the machine. [49]

If only I knew what you wanted. [29]

What you will never know. [48]

Light behind the screen. [22]

at random [4]

Reconsider your position. [17]


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This online application automatically generates rule-abiding nonlinear readings of Ex Machina, as originally written by Jonathan Ball, whose first print edition was published by BookThug in 02009.

This literary stress-test assists in performing a qualitative analysis under the following hypothesis: nonlinear constructions of Ex Machina are semantically and poetically inferior to the first linear construction. The methodology is adjustable due to lack of instruction in the original text, but the current simulation available is limited due to media porting instability. (In this case, a textuality deficiency with regards to physical media.)

The equivalent null-hypothesis would therefore state that rule-abiding nonlinear structures would make an equal or greater amount of sense as a linear reading of the original manuscript.