Wednesday, May 9, 2018

airheads unite!

Too busy to take part in social intercourse? Google has got you covered with something called "Smart Compose," an internet application that makes coherent what you're too busy to actually email to all those "friends" you have.
The days of having to think about and physically type out emails is over, at least if Google’s new “Smart Compose” feature for Gmail has anything to say about it.
Much like autocomplete in the search bar or on your smartphone’s keyboard, the new AI-powered feature promises to not only intelligently work out what you’re currently trying to write but to predict whole emails.
I'm sorry, but is this idiotic or is it just idiotic? If social interface is part of the internet promise, how does ducking that interface fulfill the promise? Worse than the idea itself is the deep suspicion that there are actually people out there who believe this shit.

Airheads unite! It might be funny if it weren't so sad. 


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