How To Spot Mail Written By A Robot

Did you get a letter in the mail that seems like junk but looks like it was handwritten by someone who actually cares about you? Well you might be in luck…if you’re a fan of robotic lifeforms.

That letter may very well have been written by a letter writing robot, and unless you’re in the market for an android pen pal you’d better watch out for this junk mail from the future!

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Clive Thompson took an in-depth look at the world of robotic handwriting, and the detectable differences between a letter written by a human hand and those written by a soulless automaton.

Thanks to Clive's research you'll be able to spot things like the clear center, the dots on the "i"s, and the rounded right margins, but you'll have to read on to learn about these telltale signs.

-Via Boing Boing


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