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Prison 2000 AD (Monsterbus p.44)

Kirby the prophet hits it out of the park again. This is happening now: a machine is making us less violent through rewiring our brains, and we don't realise it.

Stephen Pinker's "Better Angels of our Nature" records how human violence is reducing. This is easily attributed to living in a more networked world: networks work better when the nodes don't kill each other. I have argued elsewhere that it is best to think of these networks as being living machines. They are making us less violent because it suits them to do so. This machine is changing our thoughts and we don't realise it is doing it.