Monday, January 18, 2010

A String, Doubled

“Really, what is complexity?” said the minotaur, moving a pawn forward. “Layers. As you add the layers, your structure becomes more complex. Yet each layer in itself is simple.”

“I’m not sure I agree,” said Theseus. He considered, then shifted his bishop. “Complexity comes from decisions. Comparing options requires processing capability, knowledge, and luck. In a word, wisdom.”

The minotaur regarded the board solemnly. “It’s true. With each choice we make, we close a dozen doors. In the end, it seems as though the whole was inevitable.” He stood, horns brushing the ceiling.

“Yes,” said Theseus. He drew his blade.

2 comments:

Loren Eaton said...

Don't you love the combination of philosophy and imminent violence? Perhaps that's why I enjoyed Collateral so much.

Unknown said...

It was a pretty fun movie. Don't know that I'd ever watch it a second time, but it was enjoyable.