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What Twitter would sound like if it could speak

Postconscio.us[1] – an experiment from Berlin-based designer and developer Andrew McCarthy, The Verge reported[2] – will read tweets to users. You enter a topic in Twitter search and it reads back the tweets it finds using Speech Cloud – after stripping handles and URLs from them. Reverb is added using Reverb.js, according to the website’s “about” section.

Inspiration for the experiment is McCarthy’s fascination with simulation theory[3] – the idea that we are all part of a simulation.

Another inspiration for the site is Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold.

McCarthy pointed The Verge to a line where Herzog posits that if artificial intelligence were sentient, it wouldn’t necessarily tell humans.

Now read: You say we aren’t living in a computer simulation — prove it[4]

References

  1. ^ Postconscio.us (postconscio.us)
  2. ^ The Verge reported (www.theverge.com)
  3. ^ simulation theory (mybroadband.co.za)
  4. ^ You say we aren’t living in a computer simulation — prove it (mybroadband.co.za)