Look what found me today? The Nice Bot.
This is what it said:
@docthink If hugs were snowflakes, I would send you a blizzard. #TheNiceBot
Wow. What a treat.
Someone programmed this bot to randomly send nice tweets to random Twitter users. It was a very pleasant, and very welcome, Friday afternoon surprise.
What a sweet use of Twitter, the Internet and some programming logic.
Speaking of bots, today is the day that a famous bot from the film Blade Runner was incepted. The super-replicant, Roy, began his short four-year life today, but 34 years ago. Yes, this is confusing.
I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears…in…rain.
As #TheNiceBot surprised me, so did the enraged and crazed Roy surprise Harrison Ford’s Deckard. There is good in this world, at least from robots.
Good lesson for us humans.