Information seeking — my mechanical illness. I rely on books and scientific journals and articles and stories. Read, read, read until I thoroughly understand, until it becomes my knowledge, until it is as clear as an optic lens and stored in my memory bank. So focused on random facts and distracted by fiction, but as for everything else…everything else is blurry. I empathize with an advanced machine trying to feel like a human. At least, I already am one. Check off step one.