The Ultimate Compression Engine

When contemplating the human condition I find
there’s no debating the mind’s cognition is unconfined.
Not due to poetry, the sciences, for Go, or for chess,
but for our brain’s abnormal ability to compress!

For an illustration of this faculty, take politics (please?)
A mix of fixations depicts our civic IDs by degrees.
From money to military, the importance of due process.
The role of society. Research; what counts as progress?
To address with finesse, so many factors entwine,
yet the mess is compressed down to a Left-to-Right line!

But more incredible still, how it zips up identity.
How it will distil the qualities of you as an entity
* There’s crude physicality; how do you pee?
* Self identity; in the mirror, who do you see?
* Who’s your nonpareil? Who would you love to nail?
Reduced to a binary scale; are you female or male?

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</sarc> (or </reductio-ad-absurditea> take your pick :) )

Shouldn't really be necessary but this is the internet after all...

Need to look up what nonpareil means! Bloody hell Adam I m gonna need to take my english to the next level to keep up with you :))

Love the irony in that comment.

I didn’t know the term a month ago. It was just a matching rhyme that, when I looked up the meaning, happened to be exactly what I was looking for.


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