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  • 2023

    Phantom Sugar

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    Since ancient times, humans have been obsessed with predicting the future, and artificial intelligence spawned by ant colony algorithms has made Laplace's demon-like precise predictions possible. In the future, vertical farming will be able to bring the growth of all crops under algorithmic control, predicting every second of a plant's respiration. The story describes an artificial intelligence drone caring for the growth of sugarcane, its duty being to eliminate all accidental factors and nurture plant growth, even though humans have long been extinct... At this moment, the appearance of an ant suddenly reminds the drone of its first patrol, in an era after the collapse of collectivism in the 20th century, a sugar mill destroyed by globalized precise predictive behavior...The cultivation and industrialization of sugar, along with global futures trading, are referred to as "Phantom Sugar" in the futures field due to the unpredictability of its value. The value of sugar itself is also a killer of the "ecosystem" of sugar factories.

    The work explores topics such as swarm algorithms, future agriculture, Laplace's demon, and humanity's obsession with predicting and controlling behavior. In ancient China, including records in Sima Qian's "Records of the Grand Historian," there are numerous accounts of using sugar to guide the walking patterns of ant colonies to predict the future and alter history. Classic ant colony algorithms are also present in AI neural networks, used to simulate blueprints for the future.The work revolves around research on the Shunde Sugar factory in Guangdong, China, drawing inspiration from the electronic industry mass movement in 1970s China, as well as Project Cybersyn by the government of Guillermo Allende Gossens, Chile 1970.