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The Watching Hour

by M.G. Siegler


Gmail Makes Me Feel Like a Robot

Derek Thompson on the auto-complete feature:

Google’s auto-reply feature reveals to us the previously hidden vapidity of our communications. That’s why we—or I, at least—hate Smart Compose. Not, again, because the tech is bad. But because it’s good enough to illuminate the exclamation-marked inauthenticity of our correspondence.

A smart take on this. Sometimes technology can reveal things about our nature that we would rather not think about. And it's weird to know how predictable we can be...


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