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What’s the point of having people working instead of machines if people behave like machines?


What’s the point of having people working instead of machine if people behave like machines?

- One could ask.

That being said, what’s the point to ask it to a person that thinks as a machine if the only machine that is in front of you is a person? – one could ask.

My friend was rejected of the library at the door because she got that red dot: “ID Lost”.

“ID Lost”: “Well, it’s here.” he didn’t hear, her showing her id. “It’s written. It’s lost.” “Well, as you can see, it’s here” he didn’t hear, her showing her id.

“ID Lost, what can I do?” “Well, look at her face and see the face on the card, and witness that it’s her, and let her pass.” I didn’t say.

“I have another ID that has the exact same photo with my name on it.” she said, putting this latter out of her wallet.

“ID Lost, what can I do?” “Well, look at her face and see the face on the card, and witness that it’s her, and let her pass.” I didn’t say.

“This is the rule.” he said. “Well, you obviously know that she had classes the last two days and that the rule hadn’t change and that she actually was able to attend her classes.”

“This is the rule.” This is the rule, this is the rule.

“Do you know that if it is the rule only, only 3 person of out 10 beings placed with a face, an id with that face on it and a lost id with that same face on it would be likely to stay still in front of the red blinking light and black words on white pixels saying; “ID Lost, what can I do?”

“This is the rule. what can I do?” he said.

“Well, you just have to let her pass since you are actually the only person here. that you are actually the only witness of this situation and that you actually have a face, a face similar to that one on that ID and that face on that id similar to that one on that lost ID, and that although you have a red dotted light saying that the id with that face of that person in front of you is lost, you can actually without no one ever knowing let my friend pass, my friend that was obviously able to attend her class for the last two days. my friend that obviously hadn’t lost her id »

(“and yes I promise i’ll shut that I gave my ID away to girls looking just like me, that weren’t even from Columbia. That I won’t say. I won’t bother telling you“)

“This is the rule. I cannot do anything”

“Ok, well fine. fine. fine”

To you, and Columbia:

“Well, then instead of this empty space they should put aluminium electronic door so that at least there would be a real reason for the person to be there saying that they cannot do anything.”If people aren’t supposed to be humans, what’s the point of having human working? Put machines and give them the (money) difference, maybe they’ll find a place to be human elsewhere.

What’s the point of having people working instead of machine if people behave like machines? – one could ask.

But no one can speak, no one can ask.

No one can be human anymore. What a world.

Just make electronic gates, put us electronic bracelets, film the guy at the door and record his speech. “Yeah, that’s a good idea. let’s do that Dean. Great session.”

Written by Victoire Mandonnaud

On February 1st, 2022

In Butler Library, Columbia University, New York City

following the experience of an interaction destructed by the lack of coherence at the core of the argument made by the one representing formal authority