I remember my mix tapes. How I could discover something new while listening to a cassette someone gave me. Before the algorithms of streaming services. A recommender system is just like a fickle friend. It just gives you what it thinks you want without any desire to communicate. Without contributing anything of its own directed from it to me. It just bounces back an imaginary me nervously, like an insecure child. To socialise with such a thing is the opposite of exploration.