"strange, invisible entities drifting through cyberspace..."
A new documentary explores connections between bots and early modern witch trials. Heather Freeman compares bots to witches' familiars as mysterious tools, sneaky entities, and havoc causers.
bots are quickly becoming the bête noires of the digital age in the public mind—and yet few have sought to link them to the spirits of the Old World, the entities that once enthralled and haunted the minds of generations of philosophers.
(thanks to Jesse "Vinegar Tom" Walker)