The Memo We Must All Get: Humanity vs. The Machine 🙅‍♂️💻

Throughout Human History, Humanity has been in Constant Conflict with Evolving Technology, and has Consistently been on the Losing Side.

Perfect Fight Battling The Machine

In 1997, the mighty IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeated the reigning world chess champion Garry Kasparov. It was a battle of epic proportions, pitting man against machine in a clash of brains and brawn. And guess what? The machine won. Or should I say, crushed Kasparov’s ego like a pesky fly? 😱

A Perfect Fight: Lesson Learned from Kasparov’s Loss

It’s crucial to understand the significance of Kasparov’s defeat. In a perfect fight, two warriors willingly engage in a duel to test their strength and skills. The winner emerges with superior strength, while the loser is humbled and crushed. This mindset of embracing defeat and learning from it is rare in the western world but is still honored in chivalric code, bushido, and even in the game of chess. Losing isn’t shameful; it’s avoiding mistakes that should be shamed. The defeated warrior can extract valuable lessons only by fully accepting the loss and humbling themselves before superior power.

Let’s take a cue from the duel between Rokurota and Tadokoro in Akira Kurosawa’s film, Hidden Fortress. Rokurota, a captured general, challenges Tadokoro, who graciously accepts the duel. Both warriors eagerly anticipate the fight without cowardice, showcasing respect even when one is in an inferior position. In the end, Rokurota emerges as the winner because he fought for higher principles, while Tadokoro realized he had been fighting for inferior ones. Losing, when properly accepted, becomes an opportunity for growth, shedding inferior behavior, and upgrading oneself to a higher power.

Picasso vs. The Machine: Embracing Loss and Discovering True Humanity

Kasparov wasn’t the first legendary warrior to face the machine. Much earlier, it was Pablo Picasso, the titan of art, who suffered a defeat against the invention of photography. The machine revealed to Picasso the purely mechanical aspects of his artwork, rendering realism obsolete. Yet, Picasso didn’t give up on painting; he transformed his style from copying reality to expressing his inner emotions, pioneering the cubist movement. As Picasso famously said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael. But a lifetime to paint like a child.” The machine didn’t destroy him; it exposed his true human nature and liberated him from roboticness, enabling his inward journey as an artist.

The Fear of Facing the Machine

As humanity stands at the precipice of a great transition of consciousness, we are confronted with the intimidating presence of the machine in every aspect of our lives. We fear that the machine will surpass us in all areas, leaving us redundant and questioning our very existence. 🤔 Will we ever tap into the depths of our being? Or will we solely focus on the surface concerns, such as job security? Unfortunately, our current financial system, with its inflationary tendencies, has distorted the true purpose of technology – to liberate our time. In this confusion, the machine becomes a weapon aimed at our destruction.

Embracing Machine Money: The Solution Lies in Bitcoin

To overcome this fear and reclaim our humanity, we must embrace Bitcoin. By infusing the principles of the machine into our financial system, we can realign with its innate purpose – liberation. Moreover, by relinquishing our reliance on machines, we can explore the vast possibilities of our human potential. This adoption of Bitcoin should be seen as a global initiation, a perfect fight against the machine. We must confront the machine with the bravery and resilience of warriors like Kasparov, Picasso, and Tadokoro. It’s no surprise that modern mythology is filled with battles against the machine, for this is truly the fight of our lifetime – an apocalypse in the purest sense, a revelation.

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This is a guest post by Bitcoin Graffiti. Opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of BTC Inc or Bitcoin Magazine.


Q&A

Q: Why is the defeat of Kasparov and Picasso by machines significant?

A: The defeats of Kasparov and Picasso by machines are significant because they shattered the long-held belief in human superiority and creativity. It showed that machines had the power to outperform even the greatest human minds in certain domains. This realization forces us to question our own abilities and adapt to a changing world where machines play an increasingly prominent role.

Q: How can we embrace the machine without losing our humanity?

A: Embracing the machine without losing our humanity requires finding a balance between utilizing technology to enhance our lives and maintaining our unique human qualities. We should leverage machines to free ourselves from mundane tasks, allowing us to focus on creativity, compassion, and personal growth. It’s about using technology as a tool rather than letting it define who we are.

Q: What implications does the rise of machines have on employment?

A: The rise of machines has the potential to disrupt traditional employment patterns. Routine and repetitive tasks are increasingly being automated, leading to job displacement for many. However, this also opens up new opportunities for innovation and the creation of new industries. It’s essential for individuals to continuously adapt, learn new skills, and embrace lifelong learning to thrive in a technology-driven world.


As we stand on the brink of a new era, let us face the machine with courage, embracing what it reveals about ourselves and the world. The machine is not our enemy; it is a mirror that reflects our true nature. So, are you ready to lose?

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