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Musk: Defeat The Bots, Authenticate The Humans
Elon Musk made this declaration in his quest to possibly purchase Twitter, the vast social media platform:
Science fiction fans know there are many situations in which the humans and the Other need to be distinguished; one such occurs in Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
"I'm not a peace officer," Rick said. "I'm a bounty hunter." From his opened briefcase he fished out the Voight-Kampff apparatus, seated himself at a nearby rosewood coffee table, and began to assemble the rather simple polygraphic instruments...
(Harrison Ford Voight-Kampf from Blade Runner movie)
"This" - he held up the flat adhesive disk with its trailing wires - "measures capillary dilation in the facial area. We know this to be a primary autonomic response... This records fluctuations of tension within the eye muscles."
(Read more about the Voight-Kampff Empathy Test)
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