Object 13

Mimic Scripts

2022, Earth

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Of all the things we covet — power, money, possessions — there is one that remains stubbornly elusive: attention. A finite resource that must be husbanded carefully, attention cannot be increased*.

Given the absolute limits of human attention, it was all the more galling for people in the early 21st century to have to 'pay' attention for easily-automated jobs or social signalling ...