automaton

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Synonyms for automaton

someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way

a mechanism that can move automatically

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If the two remarks can be taken as indicative of the epistemology that governs the mechanism of the automatous media--i.
The automatous media say everything and hear nothing, and behind their gaudy facades they can't quite hide their profound silence.
Rich in infomercials but increasingly bereft of meaning, the automatous media sell everything and say nothing memorable, which is what one would expect of the salesclerks in a well-run department store.