Just when I thought I’ve seen and done it all, I recently experienced a “first” that will forever change the way I perceive and process the world around me.
I received a phone call at home on Saturday morning from what seemed to be a friendly person asking for me and introducing herself. My initial reaction was, “is this a telemarketer?”. After a brief interaction, my mind shifted to a more obscure question, “is this a human?”. The fact that I was even asking this question, blew my mind. To this moment, I can’t describe the feeling. Is there a name for it? Maybe robo-confusion, or PTTSS, Post Turing Traumatic Stress Syndrome? Either way, amidst my disorientation, I set out to get to the bottom of this new probe further.