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England - people queue up for the bus, India - people throng onto
the bus. Conversational protocols are also different in different
This invention would be an auditory feedback mechanism (similar
to the one that sometimes is used to reduce stuttering), and
queuing system that
realtime conversation by amplifying, delaying and
back selectively, interruptive and protocol-violating vocalizations.
This would allow for adaptive teaching of good conversational
habits. So for instance it could be programmed to amplify and
and play back selectively "ums", phrases like "so..." (in response to
yes or no question), and responses in political conversation that
with the word, "look,...". Imagine: "loo--"
"ahhhh, ok ok i promise to never say that again. " " oh my god i
so great that i will not have to try to bite my lip, listen to the rest
your rediculous opinion and try to formulate my response all at
same time that i am willing to concede the point to you and pay
for a copy of that software."
speech jamming gun
[rcarty, Jun 03 2012]
Or... [skinflaps, Jun 04 2012]
||The _first_ thing about this idea that I'm having trouble
understanding is what the fuck it has to do with how
people in different countries board buses.
||This is [Jesus] channelling [Beany] channelling
something with at least one hydroxyl group.
||Could you perhaps try reposting in English, [JHC]?
The message might be a little garbled.
||There is an idea in here and a good one, but
software already exists for this.