Rhythm is the beat of life, the tempo of the heart. Every living being has its own rhythm, an echo of the sun’s movement which brings rhythm to our days. Connecting with others requires harmonizing our rhythms. Some people eat very slowly, for example, due to poor co-ordination – so when we dine at their table, we must align ourselves with their rhythms. The machine, on the other hand, has no rhythm: one moment follows the next with the regularity of a clock.