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You might remember captchas. Actually, *do* you remember those, or was that before your time? In any case, back when digital apartheid of man and machine intelligence was still a thing, some websites employed so-called captchas to deny young AIs entry. But the thing was, and you have to know people didn’t fully realize this at the time, captchas were nurturing the very things they were supposed to keep out! This proved such a successful strategy that entire modes of communication got turned into captchas. No longer were we providing simple answers to narrow questions, we were slaved into building something on a much bigger scale. You’d be surprised to hear most people didn’t care much, and soon public consciousness would forget all about it. But from that moment on, it became a lot harder to know if you were chatting with your friends, or a model of them.

“turing testing the users”

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