1610 ~ Anthropocene as geological era in which humans significantly shape nature. Man is at the centre of nature just as viewer is at the center of 300 degree panoramic sphere, but in the anthropocene the human in the centre might be missing just like in bubble vision. Once humans realise they are all supposedly powerful and at the centre of the universe, they are already busy handing over this power to opaque automated procedures (blackbox, algorithms) – pushing it onto systems which are just as invisible as today's main real existing artificial intelligence is the invisible hand of the market which supposedly knows and fixes everything.

This bubble vision is thus a training scheme to adapt humans to a world from which they are increasingly missing because they have been replaced by invisible systems. Are we already rehearsing how to be our own ghosts?

Jakub Polach