test of the oracle | the sage
if we're planning to construct a machine
it should have purpose
but for what span of time and space?
who are the sages we seek? what wisdoms do they bring?
what would we ask of them, in the way of providing a path, direction, guidance?
under what given circumstance?
how then do we determine what wisdom would be expected
what first should we know about the culture before seeking its wisdom?
would we determine what is wise?
is there space for common sense?