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Old September 15th 07, 13:45   #16
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Re: EpDis: Voices Of Authority

It depnds what context you mean Deus Ex Machina.

I think RmcD meant it in it's secondary meaning not initial. It was an intentional use of a godlike power plot development... because the conspirators had been incredibly efficient in covering their tracks.

JMS wasn't painting himself out of a corner, I think he deliberately intended to do it that way. The Great Machine is a powerful tool and has been monitoring space for eons. It also shares a connection with the person in it's control matrix. Perhaps telepathy increases the "volume level" of a person's thoughts and so the machine already being sensitive enough to read the conscious thoughts of a normal individual, picks up the background stuff in a telepath with ease.

If that is the case can you imagine what would happen if a P12 got inside the thing?
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