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Recursive Word Games

It is interesting to observe how all of our problems and transient solutions take the form of word games. Beyond the autocatalytic pathologies of self-regulatory perseveration, I think it is worth noting that the game itself is the sole beneficiary of this psychological and organisational recursion.

Language itself is quite poorly suited to the complex intentions with which we assert it. Notwithstanding anything other than the most trivially unsophisticated of constructions, the word games are perennially incapable of finalising, or even guiding us towards, the kinds of closure that our psychologically reflexive systems of belief are critically dependent upon.

Substitute “language” with “technology” and a useful pattern reveals itself.

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