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Animatronic cell phone

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Some folks become enraged at the sight of a person driving while talking on a cell phone. Arguably, it is dangerous. Nobody becomes enraged at the sight of the driver talking to her passenger, since this has been going on for 100 years. By installing a cell phone in an animatronic dummy, drivers can hold their conversations in the old-fashioned, non-distracting way: with a virtual passenger. Other drivers would be mollified at the sight of Thomas Jefferson riding shotgun in a minivan, calmly chatting with the driver.
bungston, Mar 17 2004

Phone Calls for Dummies http://www.halfbake...lls_20for_20Dummies
a lot like [FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004]


       The hands of my hands free device are all over me+
theircompetitor, Mar 17 2004

       Provided they come in velociraptor or triceratops options.
DrCurry, Mar 17 2004

       Provided they don't come in velociraptor or triceratops options.
yabba do yabba dabba, Mar 17 2004

       Also useful for the carpool lane.
Worldgineer, Mar 17 2004

       Another use for robot girlfriends
beanangel, Jan 06 2018

       The only sort you'll ever have, [beany] ....
8th of 7, Jan 06 2018

       //velociraptor or triceratops options//   

       No no no no. I mean, just, well, no. No. I can't put in any clearer than that - nein, non, ei, nyet.   

       What is needed, to best exploit available technology, is a scaled-up version of Virgil Tracy, Brains, Parker or Lady Penelope. Lip movement, in the same style as in the original Supermarionation, would be synced to the sound coming through the phone.   

       As a bonus, text messages and satnav instruction could be read out in the corresponding character's voice - "At the hurroundhabout, take the second hexit, m'lady."
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 06 2018


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