Lately I’ve been in a bit of a work rut, feeling very junior and such, so I troll the web for inspiring profiles about founders and makers creating incredible things, often in the tech space. As an avid layman follower, I am deeply intrigued by artificial intelligence (AI) developments and their implications for the future. Common images that come to mind are of a terrifying I, Robot situation or a “romance with a robot” in films like Her and Japanese manga Absolute Boyfriend. My script bit is the product of my wondering what an interaction with a device (friend?) more sophisticated than today’s Amazon’s Alexa would be like. I hope you enjoy it.
If you’ve used Facebook at all lately, you’ll notice that you have been empowered with five new reaction options. Sad, angry, haha, wow, and of course, a <3 — I see you, Facebook, making use of that Instagram acquisition. The first entry in my “scripted reality” series is this short, humorous script that delves into the heads of Facebook’s original target audience, college students, and their interactions with the new buttons. And their interactions with each other, kind of. As always, appreciate your read in lieu of taking another Buzzfeed quiz. (If you’re taking it at the same time, I understand and thank you anyway.)