Dear Kid,

Speaking of technology (and that’s what I was talking about yesterday), things have now gotten completely out of hand.

Science (I like thinking about the entire field as a single entity. I know it isn’t but knowing and liking are two entirely different things) has invented Nadine.

This would be a good time to “ooh” and “ahh” in appreciation. Science likes oohs and ahhs and appreciation.

Nadine is a robot full of piles (that’s the technical term) of lovely artificial intelligence. She talks, she shakes hands, she takes coffee breaks, she gossips (not really on the coffee and gossip), and she costs about 2 zillion times what a live receptionist costs.

Here’s the video. You should watch the whole thing, especially the part where he explains why she’s kind of creepy. Very interesting.

Love, Mom