Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Nicebot on twitter. So nice.

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.

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