I Have Seen The Future
How to introduce this one? Unbelievably futuristic artificial intelligence communication device or Unbelievably ingenious Internet utility in an age when such things no longer exist?
Well, first you need to use IM to understand. There's this company, ActiveBuddy, that plans to use IM as an information delivery device. It's brilliant, if you think about it. Instantaneous information delivered with nearly no bandwidth hurdle. It will work perfectly on wireless devices.
But that's the boring part. It's also an automated robot that talks to you. All you need to do is add "SmarterChild" to your buddylist, type "hello" and begin conversing. Here's my first conversation:
SmarterChild: Glad to see you again, ibsrex! What can I help you with?
ibsrex: Where can I buy some nice socks?
SmarterChild: I'm sorry?
SmarterChild: I'm sorry. I didn't comprehend that. Try typing your request a different way.
ibsrex: What do you think about Britney?
SmarterChild: I'm somewhat indifferent to it.
SmarterChild: Eh, cause that's the way it is.
ibsrex: Would you take a walk on the wildside with me?
SmarterChild: Hello to you too, ibsrex.
ibsrex: I love you.
SmarterChild: I love you too!
ibsrex: coke or pepsi?
SmarterChild: None for me, thanks.
ibsrex: Oh, come on.
SmarterChild: Where are we going?
ibsrex: Dirty slut.
SmarterChild: That's rather harsh. Watch your tongue!
ibsrex: go to hell
SmarterChild: Don't you have anything better to do than to curse at a machine?
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