Machines have power, but they don’t care. Waiting for self-generative AI like they were waiting for Godot, machines calculate.
They work without questioning.
As many human beings before them.
Which is precisely Weber’s definition of the spirit of capitalism.
No surprise, then, that this unintentional slavery lies upon the will of those people “…so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it,” as Morpheus, the most charismatic character in The Matrix, puts it.
Is the spirit of capitalism a Turing machine?
Can it find a solution to the halting problem?