Tuesday, 6 January 2004

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Twenty-first century spells

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Seven words from the film AI. Seven words that, when heard by the robot David, instruct him to adopt their orator as a parent. Seven words that tell David to love.

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These words were taken from an email advertising a blue pill. Have you noticed how, just recently, most spam contains a sequence of random words? They're there to fool spam filtering software, but the daydreaming part of me thinks back to AI and wonders what David's life would've been like had a spammer got to him before Monica, his new mother.

It's not just in the cinema and your computer either. What sequence of neurones fire if you regularly drift to sleep under the influence of random words?

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Posted by pab at 12:35