How long would "our plastic pals" last in "The Real" (D.W.D -"Fish"-), though? I can believe that they are capable of stimulating global conflict but only because there is no honour amongst thieves. A cypher with no rights is a slave citizen, violence against the "simulant" by it's creator seems (initially at least), far more disturbing than its response, the terrible contradiction of it strikes a deeply unsettling chord. See it, masticate it and spit it in the bin it's all it's good for. The Plough suffered a power outage following a huge thunderclap during an electrical storm whilst "Ex Machina" was screening. Ha! Machines who needs 'em? Well actually we did to turn the lights back on again ("let me outa' here....................................!").
*The common definition of miasm as; "a supposed predisposition to a particular disease" (go to: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=miasm&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=5V74VN6JBdbUar-8guAD ), exemplifies the type of "half-way house" thinking so common to the modern practice of Homoeopathic Medicine; a miasm is a repeated behaviour (always negative), that has its genesis in an original hurt (so far unresolved), whose consequences only worsen with repetition (and develop momentum that accelerates the Thanotic process -"an ever decreasing circle"-).