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The Robot Invasion is NOW!

02 May

I think it goes without saying that having Arnold call you and trying to sell you a seven day vacation package for FREE would be entertaining but still difficult to understand exactly what he was saying.  Well the next call you receive may be from a different model terminator, a robocaller!  I’ve been doing something that I haven’t done in years, answering calls from numbers I don’t recognize.  I have been greeted by the most happy well spoken, dare I say well acted people.  One person even had a very pronounced Southern accent.

They don’t give you much of a chance to talk, when they do I always ask the same thing.  “May I talk to a LIVE person?”

The lady actually chuckled and said I am a real person, when I inquired further I was abruptly disconnected.  Just today I received a call on my cell phone from 800-654-8429.  Again during my first oportunity to speak I asked for live person.  They responded that they were a real person.  I then asked, “What is 4 times 4?”  Click!  Seriously?  Math is what computers are best at!

Sitting in your office you may think that you’re an extra in a World War II movie when you over hear a phone conversation.  You co-worker asking the person on the phone, “Who won the world series?”   Yes the first wave of robots don’t come  with guns or even a napkin draped over their mechanical arm, but as a human wanna be on the phone.

I worked for a couple of years at a call center, where a hundred, or so people found part time work calling people on the phone.  Trying to talk them into taking a survey.  Hell they even offered them money to do it.  They weren’t making anywhere close to $15 an hour.  Now robots are taking over those jobs.

So the next time you get a call from a weird number, answer it and play the game… Is it a human or a robot?  Seriously ask the person (or robot) a question a human would easily be able to answer and see what happens.  Report back here!

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