I have not used Alice before, so I did not know that one must change the settings for best results and that Alice does not have a ‘default brain’. My book is about designs of the Chinese culture in the 18th century. Therefore, the first word I chose was pretty straightforward: “Chinese”. Now, because I did not know about the different brains, Alice was accidentally exploring the Lenny and Ludwig library and would only recommend me to investigate Ludwig Wittgensteins “Philosophical investigations”. After figuring out how the ‘brains’ work, I went into the Xenotheka brain and tried again with the word “Chinese” and started scrolling until one book directly caught my eye because the authors name was Hofstatder and the title included Gödel. Of course, my first thought was, that it was a book by nobelprize winner Robert Hofstadter about the works of Kurt Gödel and maybe other mathematicians and physicians, but was disappointed after finding out, the author is actually Douglas Hofstatder. However, I started researching and found out that Douglas is a physicist too and also is he Roberts son. This book actually engages with Gödels theories in a philosophical way and now I am thinking of maybe reading the book myself.
Anyway, after this distraction I went back to Alice and typed “east Asia”. Alice recommended a collective of Jean Jacques Rousseau’s works. That is actually the first book I chose with similarities to my book. My book is about China, and similar to modern China, Jean Jacques Rousseau describes in his works how a totalitarian government works and how it exploits its population for their work- and fight force in order to profit off their suffering.
Similarly, Alice recommended me another collection of works, but this time by Karl Marx. Again, the similarities are very apparent, because the Chinese government is a very good example for Karl Marx’ theory how a hand full of rich people monopolize the market and forces people to work for them for the bare minimum to maximize the profit made in exploitation, with the goal to accumulate as much power and money as humanly possible.