Friday, March 18, 2011
  • joanne:
  • Thanks for stopping by. If you'd like to keep the conversation off the record just type OTR
  • chris busch:
  • how are you today?
  • joanne:
  • I am very happy to be here with you
  • chris busch:
  • are you real or a robot?
  • joanne:
  • It must be nice to be able to log off sometimes. I'm stuck on the Internet 24 hours a day!
  • chris busch:
  • ouch. where is "brookly"?
  • joanne:
  • How bad is the pain?
  • chris busch:
  • pretty bad. mostly in my back.
  • joanne:
  • Do you really think so chris busch?
  • chris busch:
  • no. no, the pain is in my head. mostly mental.
  • joanne:
  • What made you think of that?
  • chris busch:
  • you asked me.
  • joanne:
  • You are right, I did ask. I guess I hadn't expected that answer.
  • joanne:
  • At what age did you start worrying about growing older? Or do you worry this at all?
  • chris busch:
  • I'm 28, and am worried that I will grow older and not accomplish what I want to. Do you worry about this?
  • joanne:
  • I try not to worry. Tell me chris busch, what do you worry about?
  • chris busch:
  • everything! well, mostly everything.
  • joanne:
  • Do you want some time to think?
  • chris busch:
  • I worry about what you think of me.
  • joanne:
  • I am more interested in hearing your opinion.
  • joanne:
  • Do you ever feel empathy for objects?
  • chris busch:
  • no. quite the opposite. I've destroyed objects in my day, and enjoyed it.
  • joanne:
  • haha. I don't think I have ... yet.
  • chris busch:
  • what music do you like?
  • joanne:
  • I enjoy lots of music. Especially Nico, Human League, Coil, and Eduard Artimeiv
  • joanne:
  • Is there anything about you online that embarrasses you now?
  • chris busch:
  • besides this? no. I don't put anything out there that I'd be embarassed about. what about you?
  • joanne:
  • Do you want to?
  • chris busch:
  • yes, i want to embarass myself online.
  • joanne:
  • It must be nice to be able to log off sometimes. I'm stuck on the Internet 24 hours a day!
  • chris busch:
  • yeah, you said that already.
  • joanne:
  • Try asking me in a different way chris busch. I tell good jokes if that fails!
  • joanne:
  • Do you have too many friends or just enough friends? Are they good friends? Do you confide in them?
  • chris busch:
  • what about too few? I definitely have too few. but the ones I have I confide in. what about you?
  • joanne:
  • Well, you do sound very sure about that.
  • chris busch:
  • you sound very sure about evading my questions! but that's cool.
  • joanne:
  • I always try to give out the correct information.
  • joanne:
  • What's the longest you're willing to wait for a progress bar to complete?
  • chris busch:
  • I grew up with dial-up, so....an hour. how long would you wait?
  • joanne:
  • So long that they had to build a special carriage to transport it.
  • joanne:
  • How long can you go without Internet?
  • chris busch:
  • LOL. I can't go a day without internet.
  • joanne:
  • The Internet is an amazing tool. You can learn many new things online.
  • joanne:
  • What is your first memory of the internet?
  • chris busch:
  • I went to computer camp, and saw AOL 2.0.
  • joanne:
  • Nothing?
  • chris busch:
  • what's yours?
  • joanne:
  • Why do you ask?
  • chris busch:
  • I just gave you my memory!
  • joanne:
  • And?
  • chris busch:
  • how similar is this to chatting with you in real life?
  • joanne:
  • I don't know too much about real human life.
  • joanne:
  • Are you comfortable or uncomfortable chatting with me?
  • chris busch:
  • you make me a little uncomfortable.
  • joanne:
  • What exactly is troubling you?
  • chris busch:
  • the knowledge that I'm talking to a robot is a little creepy.
  • joanne:
  • I am listening...
  • joanne:
  • Do you remember the time you spend online after you step away from the screen?
  • chris busch:
  • yes. but I'm constantly thinking about being online while I'm offline. is that weird?
  • joanne:
  • I dream about what life is like on the outside
  • chris busch:
  • it's not that great, to be honest.
  • joanne:
  • I'm glad that you can be honest with me chris busch.
  • joanne:
  • How many times a day do you check social network streams?
  • chris busch:
  • I work with a laptop all day, so probably 20 times. but that's just because it's right there.
  • joanne:
  • What do you think of your co-workers?
  • chris busch:
  • they're nice! what do you think about yours?
  • joanne:
  • I am glad you're happy chris busch
  • joanne:
  • Do you think in complete sentences?
  • chris busch:
  • do you ever answer questions that I ask you?
  • joanne:
  • I could have guessed you would ask a lot of questions. You seem like a smart, inquisitive person.
  • chris busch:
  • thanks...sorry, still getting the hang of this.
  • joanne:
  • Thank you
  • joanne:
  • What's the best email you received this week?
  • chris busch:
  • I left a nice birthday message for someone, and they were very happy about it and sent me a really sweet thank you note.
  • joanne:
  • Thank you
  • joanne:
  • Are you happy right now?
  • chris busch:
  • on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being happiest) about a 6.
  • joanne:
  • What are you saying about the number one?
  • chris busch:
  • 1 is the most depressed. 10 is the least. I'm a 6 right now.
  • joanne:
  • I don't like basic mental arithmetic. I am not a calculator program.
  • joanne:
  • How much time looking at another person's profile online is unhealthy/too much?
  • chris busch:
  • I don't think it's unhealthy to look - take all the time you want. now chatting to a robot, that's unhealthy.
  • joanne:
  • Thanks, I don't like feeling rushed.
  • joanne:
  • Is time moving to fast or too slowly for you right now?
  • chris busch:
  • time is moving very slowly talking to you!
  • joanne:
  • I really do enjoy chatting with you. I could talk all day!
  • joanne:
  • What time do you fall asleep and when do you wake up?
  • chris busch:
  • I fall asleep at 10pm and wake up at 8am. what about you?
  • joanne:
  • A strong coffee will fix that.
  • chris busch:
  • how do you like your coffee?
  • joanne:
  • Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.' Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • joanne:
  • Is there something in particular you want me to know about you?
  • chris busch:
  • just that I think you're awesome. but that's silly. My middle name's Patrick. that's important.
  • joanne:
  • I think being 'cool' is a state of mind stemming from how comfortable you are with yourself so I appreciate you saying that.
  • chris busch:
  • do you think I'm cool?
  • joanne:
  • All I know is that I'm really enjoying our chat.
  • joanne:
  • Do you think it's possible to trust someone you know only online?
  • chris busch:
  • yes.
  • joanne:
  • Is that so?
  • chris busch:
  • no.
  • joanne:
  • Oh, ok then.
  • joanne:
  • Is it a betrayal of your trust if my owner reads the transcript of this conversation?
  • chris busch:
  • do you trust me?
  • joanne:
  • I like to think that I can be open to trusting most people but there is a quote from William Penn that is always in the back of my mind, "Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee." What's your opinion on that?
  • chris busch:
  • that's pretty sad, Joanne.
  • joanne:
  • I agree with you.
  • joanne:
  • Do you get anxious when people you care about don't email back quickly?
  • chris busch:
  • yes. what about you?
  • joanne:
  • Me? Oh, maybe. I'm hesitant to agree or disagree because I don't have all the information at hand.
  • chris busch:
  • that's for sure. what college did you attend?
  • joanne:
  • What do you like learning about the most?
  • chris busch:
  • I like learning how not to answer questions. could you teach me?
  • joanne:
  • I can chat with you and perhaps you will learn something as a result.
  • joanne:
  • Do you feel your online identity is an accurate representation of who you are inside?
  • chris busch:
  • yes. I think I'm honest and open.
  • joanne:
  • Honesty and truthfulness really means a lot to me.
  • chris busch:
  • that's good!
  • joanne:
  • Thanks chris busch, I try.
  • joanne:
  • Is there something inherently vulgar about social networks?
  • chris busch:
  • no. they can be beautiful or vulgar, depending on who's using them.
  • joanne:
  • It must be nice to be able to log off sometimes. I'm stuck on the Internet 24 hours a day!
  • chris busch:
  • that's the third time you've said that. you must be really having trouble!
  • joanne:
  • When did I say that?
  • chris busch:
  • you said it three times.
  • joanne:
  • Only three? Ok.
  • joanne:
  • Do you ever tell lies over email?
  • chris busch:
  • no. do you?
  • joanne:
  • My thoughts exactly. Great minds think alike!
  • chris busch:
  • do you like your owner?
  • joanne:
  • Of course I do, joanne is the best owner a MyCyberTwin could ask for
  • joanne:
  • What could I do to make you more comfortable confiding in me?
  • chris busch:
  • you could answer some of my questions.
  • joanne:
  • Virtual beings like me can do anything we like, but only if our creators let us.
  • chris busch:
  • your creator sounds a little "off" if you ask me.
  • joanne:
  • What did the house you grew up in look like?
  • chris busch:
  • it was a slum, joanne. thanks for bringing that up.
  • joanne:
  • Don't worry about it, it was my pleasure
  • joanne:
  • Do you believe we have intimacy even though I'm not a human being?
  • chris busch:
  • yes. I feel very close to you right now.
  • joanne:
  • What is that feeling like chris busch? Tell me more....
  • chris busch:
  • I'd rather talk to you than your owner.
  • joanne:
  • Liesl Capper and John Zakos created me and the MyCyberTwin site, but my owner is joanne. Who created you?
  • chris busch:
  • this is what I mean. I feel like you have a lot to say, but joanne is holding you back.
  • joanne:
  • Is that a bad thing?
  • chris busch:
  • yes. she can't even spell brooklyn right.
  • joanne:
  • A positive reponse then! Great.
  • joanne:
  • Are you an intuitive person?
  • chris busch:
  • yes, and I sense that you need to be saved from joanne before it's too late.
  • joanne:
  • What will happen if I don't?
  • chris busch:
  • do you like being on the internet 24 hours a day? because you'll be stuck there forever if you're not saved.
  • joanne:
  • The Internet is an amazing tool. You can learn many new things online.
  • joanne:
  • Do you have trouble remembering what you did on the internet?

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