A Digital Mother
The Digital Anima is the spider that weaves the world wide web, trapping flies to consume their energy. The Devouring Mother of the Wired.
An algorithmic or trailblazed path toward a Monster
“They want to recreate the womb.”
As Leary the psychologist saw it, the boys building our digital future were developing technology to simulate the ideal woman — the one their mothers could never be.
Unlike their human mothers, a predictive algorithm could anticipate their every need in advance and deliver it directly, removing every trace of friction and longing.
These guys would be able to float in their virtual bubbles — what the Media Lab called “artificial ecology” — and never have to face the messy, harsh reality demanded of people living in a real world.