In this paper, the author revisits the problem of the ape, the “protagonist” of the first chapter of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), titled “Dawn of Man”, being more often than not excluded from the considerations of the film itself and also the considerations of Nietzsche’s superhuman, technological advancement, artificial intelligence and so on. The starting point of the article’s reflection, which also touches on difference and repetition, the relationship between forces, chance and Mbembe’s “becoming-black of the world”, is Deleuze’s concept of inclusive disjunction.

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