Jon Michael Galindo

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3 November 2015

Permutations Exhausted

In the distant future, an extremely thorough, critical analysis of existing literature determines that no more worthwhile works can ever be produced, and the government must take a vote to eliminate all institutions of literature production.

This story treads some of the same paths as previous works I have written, wherein the vast collective works of humanity have brought the artistic process to a stand-still. Of course, if a system could be produced to evaluate literature, might one not also be produced to generate it? Could we, accidentally or intentionally, automate creativity? I should expect not. But, then again...

© Jon Michael Galindo 2015