Why is talking to yourself mad but talking to your computer normal?
The most powerful technique we have for predicting what other objects will do is the invention of minds. We endow those things with beliefs, desires, knowledge and emotions, and use the model we so build to predict what they will do next. This technique was created for predicting what other people will do, but as it is so much more sophisticated than anything else our brains do we use it even for non-humans. A friend of mine has an old mini. When it’s cold it sometimes stalls