Gaps are differences or discontinuities, anything that disrupts the continuity of presence. As such, gaps make absence visible and thereby prompting the interpretant to make inferences. Without gaps, the mind would be moving along sluggishly in a sea of homogeneity. The gap between the self and the nonself renders visible to the self an absence of knowledge about the other. Between humans and the machine, there is a bigger gap – a discontinuity in being.