Final Machine, 1–4


First and Final Machines

From Metaphysics to the Forensics of Force


Between the First Machine—the constitution—and the Final Machine—the system—lies a continuum of incompatible forces whose evolution must be stabilised according to a given framework of initial and boundary conditions. As an integral framework of fundaments, the constitution is the general horizon of such conditions, functioning as a stabilizing yet adaptive framework for the evolution of the system. Barring critical states (revolutions, cataclysms, force majeure), as far as the evolution of the system in a finite frame is concerned, the goal of the system is to calibrate itself according to its constitution. Even though the constitution is by no means static and immutable, it nevertheless enjoys an internal axiomatic stability…