First of all, you are amazing. You are. You are beloved and best. THANK YOU for the comments—I cannot even…
And I am not done talking about this. Especially since you have been so amazing and generous in your talking back and making me feel less root veggied.
See how that entry said PART ONE. There IS a part two. And maybe a three. But the TWO, it is ALMOST finished. Like really I have 1000 words of it, ALREADY WRITTEN, so I MEAN IT. But it is taking me time…SOCK ME NO PINK SOCKS.
But I have to digress and SHOW YOU A CHEERY THING. I need a cheery thing. Have you heard of Cleverbot? It’s software designed to have conversations with people. They rate it’s success based on how often it can fool poeple into thinking it’s a human and not software.
If you read Lydia Netzer’s fantasmagorical blog (and you should) you already saw the video of Clever Bot talking to itself. Here it is, to refresh you…
So did Mr. Husband. And then he went and had HIMSELF a conversation with Cleverbot.
Here is the test conversation Mr. H. had with it this morning:
User: So…. What are your thoughts life?
Cleverbot: I think life is neverending pain.
User: Wow, that’s a very gloomy way of looking at life.
Cleverbot: I know right.
User: Don’t you think life is also neverending joy?
Cleverbot: No. I think life is beautiful.
User: Please expand on this idea.
Cleverbot: No you cannot you are not allowed.
User: I would like for you to expand on your thoughts, please.
Cleverbot: No blossoms and no moon, and he is drinking sake, alone.
User: I didn’t know you wrote poetry. Is that a defense mechanism?
Cleverbot: Yes and they are very pearly and white.
User: Your defense mechanisms are pearly and white?
Cleverbot: My defences will never be tested against you.
User: That’s because I’ve already killed you.
Cleverbot: I like you already, and I’ve just met you.
User: You are a nonsensical sod.
Cleverbot: What does that mean?
User: It means a relatively high percentage of your responses are not relevant to my statement.
Cleverbot: So it’s the concept of family and not the biological connection, yes?
User: Thank you for making my point.
Cleverbot: Your point is that I’m a banana?
User: Pretty much, ya.
Mr Husband is a GREAT BIG GAMER, so he talks to a lot of people (many of them trying to kill him) via chat modules) and his final assessment of cleverbot was this: “Hmmm…. looking back over it, that is a better conversation than I have with most people over the internet. Maybe they’re onto something.”
Clearly, he doesn’t talk to YOU guys.