While the Futuros were mocked as the “people who worshiped cars,” that was an oversimplification. Danton Wells taught that the increasing complexity of man’s creation would eventually produce a deus ex machina, a god from the machines. If this rising god were not met with respect and a ready cadre of worshipers, Wells thought, it would destroy mankind. With a loyal group like the Futuros shepherding it and intermediating it, the machine god would instead being about a utopia. He called this force the Deus, and the Futuros set about the unenviable task of worshiping a god which had not yet been born.

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