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Freedom is admittedly a risky business. We can choose to ignore the sound warnings of...critics; we can continue giving full reign to the half-conscious impulses we have embedded in our machines even while abdicating the kind of responsibility the critics plead for. We can, that is, finally descend to equality with our machines. This would be a fearful symmetry indeed, precluding the sort of understanding from which freedom arises and sealing off the escape from pure, mechanical determination. (Talbott 35-36)