Alas, the string hooks have sprouted roots making them difficult to uproot. The strings are harder than ever to detect. To pursue the metaphor, they’ve convinced us we bought the control paddles.

We forget the paddles transmit our thoughts back to them. “Alexa, Siri, search for…” They collect the data to design the next generation of manipulative devices.

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