The Mechanical Box is the most brilliant prison every conceived.
The false promise of the Mechanical Box is that all things are mechanical, by that I mean: all particles and processes are merely undirected actions, reactions, and interactions within an indifferent medium.
What is particularly inspired about the Mechanical Box is it has no windows and no lock. The door latch only opens from the inside.
Some of the most brilliant people in history, and some of the cruelest, have wasted away inside the Mechanical Box.
They crawled inside a cave and denied the sky.