I had a thought of something that might actually adequately explain how Aketcheta wandered the Mesa so easily. People have said he must have been tapped into the mesh network to find his wife in cold storage. But the question remains, what about the humans? Well, Aketcheta said that he could always feel those whose life he couldnt take. The hosts are obviously made to recognize humans somehow, we know that. It must be some type of scanning, whatever process it is, because thats just how you make a robot determine things like who is human and who is not. Its like a sense, if you are a robot with this capability. And clearly, this scanning is very subconscious just as it is with the mesh network that most hosts never consciously engage with. But Ake is different. Hes old. Unupdated. His scanning system less elegant and refined. Other hosts never seem to really know in advance they cant kill a human as is clear from the fact that they try all the time with guests in season one. Its just the case that they literally cant, because of deep down programming that makes them confused as the bullets dont work and they are gunned down in return. Ake, though, is aware of his scanner and feels hosts and humans in proximity. Who knows what the range of their scanners are, but if it was about 20 feet he could likely wander the halls avoiding people. We dont see him do that per se, but why would we? All we need to see is Ake using his ancient wisdom to seemingly incredibly do the impossible. Proving the man in the black right that theres wisdom in ancient cultures, Read as ancient hosts with more access to long forgotten ways of perceiving the world that have been updated out of their fresher counterparts.
– Shane Doyle
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