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Big Buddy

Facebook/Intelligence services fusion with i-spy iphone app
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<Sales pitch>Ever wanted to have someone keeping an eye open for you? Well you can now! Introducing Big Buddy (points to Orwellian type agitprop picture with Big Brother, smiling and giving the thumbs up. For only $10 a month you can enjoy the Facebook/intelligence service crossover.

Can't remember what you were doing in 96? Don't worry your Big Buddy does! Can't remember the name of that great restaurant you went to last month? Just sms to this number and we'll tell you where you went.

Also Watson turbot style type pop-up help. Found an old friend on Facebook? Doing chat? As you type it runs you and them through the database, for example

You> Hey, hi rog, ain't seen you for ages Rog> yeah, me too...howcome we lost touch

As this point the BB popup writes "You broke up with your girlfriend and told her you thought she was cheating on you with Rog. In fact it was true - shows long distance shots of couple kissing."

Also the Facebook/Intelligence services can automatically upload your old photos (the ones they have of you), that stupid t-shirt, that hairdo you had back on that protest in xxxx.

Can't remember what you talking about in the bar last night? Don't worry BB has all the transcripts! Just fire up the i-Spy app on your iphone and there it is.

You're in the restaurant, you order.....you get an SMS message "You're having the calimari here? Are you nuts? That fishing ship lost power for two days, had to be towed into harbour, you think they kept the fridge on? your friend, BB"

And, a choice of subscriptions, CIA. FSB or that old lady across the street, she's usually better informed.

video fades to the sound of "suspicious minds"played by kazoo band <end of sales pitch>

not_morrison_rm, Apr 09 2011

Youtube: Armando Ianucci - We're all twats http://www.youtube....watch?v=74gBfyy3MYY
Armando discovers a few startling things. [zen_tom, Apr 13 2011]


       and just thought of it..Big Buddy banking.   

       1)They might actually have been able to work out that collateralised debt wasn't worth anything.   

       2) Less paperwork to fill in, as BB Bank already knows your address and your mother's maiden name.   

       3) Phone banking would be easier, just pick up the phone and say "Big Buddy", no need to dial a number.   

       I can see the slogan now "BB Bank, the listening bank..we're always listening.."
not_morrison_rm, Apr 09 2011

       Just checked my own facebook page, and it's "Your account is currently unavailable"...it's a conspiracy!
not_morrison_rm, Apr 12 2011

       //that everyone is being fed clever lines// so who feeds the feeder?   

       Also figures in "Cyberbad", as the AI's giving the romance prompts to people speed dating have fallen in love with each other, and live out their romance via the dull humans they feed the prompt lines to. I cried until I stopped.
not_morrison_rm, Apr 12 2011

       Big Brother meets Buddy Christ: I like it.   

       Orwell meets Kevin Smith: scary.
Alterother, Apr 15 2011

       ^ because, as everybody knows, if you want to make a place more secure you put another hole in the wall >_<
FlyingToaster, Apr 03 2012


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