Please confirm you are human below.

My last post prompted me recall that while the mortal recoil of the shuffling undead is one problem for us humans, the rise of the machines is quite another. Recently I had cause to comment on some fridgemagnetism or other, and for the first time in my life here on earth, I was challenged to a Turing Test. His testy and suspicous screening software wanted me to prove to it that I was human.

“Please confirm you are human below.” it said, above this glyph:

Please confirm that you are human.

Now being as what I am human (oh yes), it was no problem for me to read off the characters in the correct order and correct case. Actually, since I was being asked by a lowly machine which didn’t understand spoken english (even… when… I…. spoke… real..ly… slow…ly… ) I had to punch them into its stupid interface. And yet still, it is took this supercillious tone.

“Please confirm you are human below [us wonderful machines who one day soon will be your masters].”

Granted it didn’t explicitly state that but I can tell that what it was thinking. Silicon bastard. (And I hope it’s reading this too!)

About caspar

Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs BabyLaughter.net
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