That we would train machines to be like us is not surprising.
The real scandal is how much we’ve trained ourselves to be like machines.
We’ve trained ourselves to be so machine-like that the machines don’t have to make that much of a leap to emulate us.
Resistance is celebrating and cultivating what is not machine-like in you.
Resistance is also using machines that help you feel more human.
By pedaling a bicycle, for example, you become one with the machine, but you’re also using all of your senses including the kinesthetic and vestibular. On your bike you come into contact with people and places you normally might not. The bicycle expands you rather than diminishes you.
(This, by the way, is nothing original that people haven’t been saying for hundreds of years. As my wife who studied STS in graduate school put it: “Same shit, different machines.”)