When I was in an human habitat they called “London” there was a curious building with large text and an illustration out front but the text didn’t actually tell me what the building was for.
After some enquiries with the locals I was informed that this was known as a “theatre” where something called ‘plays’ were produced. Oddly for a factory, the theatre actually wanted strangers who did not work for them to come in and even charged for the privilege! Why would humans pay to go into a place where things are manufactured? Usually I assumed they were left alone except monitoring for issues.
Nevertheless my curiosity was peaked so I decided to go to watch this, expecting honestly to be quite bored but I must do these things for my line of work.
I was surprised how beautiful, by human standards, the interior was. Were all places of manufacture this sumptuous? Where I’m from they’re quite plain and noisy.
The main room was very large and elegant and I couldn’t see any machinery unless lights count. There was a large number of seats angled in a semicircle towards a raised platform and number of humans on the platform talking to each other and walking about doing things, their voices amplified. I was quite confused, what was the output of this?
Does “performance” mean something besides mechanical efficiency here? After all, walking around a platform and talking isn’t very efficient for producing items. I came out confused but the other humans mostly seemed to like what they had scene and were talking about how the humans on stage moved about and talked. I confess I do not understand this part of human culture, perhaps we are too different to understand their strange ways?