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10-19-2010   #1 (permalink)
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i found this page while i was randomly surfing the web: The Difference @ Things Of Interest

after reading through all of it, what do you guys think? is the user 'Z' a chatbot or could he be a real person?

personally, i think the users a b c ... seem more like bots than z is. of course, i entirely hope the whole thing is made up (and it is). :|

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lol, Turing test.

this could very well be real though, considering bots like cleverbot. but that's more fun to mess with than anything else really
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This still worries me, if it actually happened.
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While I'm reading it, I'm believing that Z is human. And like orphan said a b c etc seems to be the bots, or 'I' re-entering over and over.
Reading te comments below on the site one of them shows what I was thinking;

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I disagree paradoxia...I mean everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But if he is human, than this is a great story to show how possible it is to program someone. Keep telling someone that they aren't a person and they'll eventually start to believe it themselves. Still, interesting writing all the same.
 
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This still worries me, if it actually happened.
It's under the site's fiction section.


Personally, I think it could be either, though the is the inconsistency of him suddenly knowing the country code when he didn't know it before, unless someone told him offscreen (ie one of the chatters not mentioned told him).

According to the commentary though (the original chat convo that inspired this, between the writer and someone he talked to) Z is supposed to be a real person.

Where "The Difference" came from @ Things Of Interest
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Before reading the above, I thought Z was human too, because of this little excerpt :

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* G signed off


Z: please try to rescue me, there is a forum you can visit to find out about

Z: ARG
it seems to me that a bot would just simply stop responding without another user in the chat. even if it was just lag, i dunno if a bot would have said ARG afterwards.

but, do you think the abcdef... people are real, or are they bots? @_@
 
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What a good read.

Anyways, for me, Z is the real person. What the abcd... said seems more redundant than Z.
 
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I think abcdefgh (lol) are all the same person or all bots.
 

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