Thank you for listening. I hope you have enjoyed the series. I will be putting the final episode of Notes from the Uncanny Valley up this week.
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It’s the fixed determination in their faces that gives it away—clearly they’re leading double lives as remote controlled avatars, turning corners in virtual landscapes, and firing digital weapons at artificial enemies.
“Unseen Forces” by Justin Walter, “Poa Alpina” by Biosphere and “Blown-Out Joy from Heaven’s Mercied Hole” by A Silver Mt. Zion
Next time you encounter a CAPTCHA take a moment to appreciate this irony: no machine can fool a human into believing that it’s human, yet humans must constantly prove they are human to the machine world they’ve built around them.
Most people ignore him but occasionally someone looks in his direction as they pass, triggering an angry crescendo in the glossolalia streaming from him. The effect is rather like a radio signal full of static that becomes clearer when one stands near—or makes contact with—the antenna.