It is really funny that after my long rant about turning 70 and getting stupid, more interesting things happened that turned out to also be stupid.
Checking my replies to my post, I received five from people that wanted me to purchase their “fool-proof” program that will make me rich without even trying, just remit $$$$$ to their paypal account and the money will start rolling in to my bank account.
Today while I was trying to catch up on my writing, I received at least three phone calls, from Mr. or Ms. Nobody, because when I answered, they hung up. I hope the couple of callers weren’t upset when I screamed, “F%&#k You!
Then the best one or two were from an AI, that informed me that “she was calling to help me find a job” and she inquired what type of position was I looking for? When I asked if this was a recording, there was a long pause, before the reply was, “Please give me your address, date of birth, and your legal name, or something like that. At this point I stopped listening and hung up with the same salutation.
When the AI called again, it had learned that I thought it was a recording, so when I asked it again if it was a recording, it paused, and then said, “I guess I have said this so many times that I must sound like a recording.” I asked several more quick questions, and it made her pause again, before getting right back on script. I said pleasantly “F#$%K You again and hung up.
AI has invaded our society so thoroughly that it is replacing us faster than we realized. Another fun fact, now when you apply and receive an “invitation” to an online interview , don’t get too excited, because the last one I did was an AI asking me 4 silly questions. One I remembered was, “What is you favorite movie?”
I spent some time trying to unsubscribe from all the virtual personnel agencies today to discover that there at some that you cannot unsubscribe from. So I did the next best thing, created a rule that they be re-routed to my “Junk File” so take that AI!