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Call Mom every week

A slippery slope of aural evil
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Using a variety of sound manipulation wizardry, pre- arranged scripts, sound samples and actors this company would call your parent every week as you just for a chat. It would then email you a general run-down of the conversation.

May be more successful if your parent has a degenerative brain disorder. May also be used to comfort Alzheimer's patients and the naive with calls from beyond the grave.

May be used in conjunction with scams, or in the service of outright fraud of various kinds.

May be used as an instrument of psychological torture.

Voice, Jul 02 2015

Microsoft patent shows plans to revive dead loved ones as chatbots https://www.indepen...-dead-b1789979.html
[Voice, Jan 21 2021]

Alexa will soon be able to read stories as your dead grandma https://techcrunch....-your-dead-grandma/
[Voice, Jun 23 2022]


       Hooking up the e-ouija board might be the tricky bit.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 02 2015

       Have one that works underground?
blissmiss, Jul 02 2015

       Did you forget to call Mom ?
popbottle, Jul 02 2015

       // your parent //   

       "An Australian aristocrat is someone who can trace their ancestry back to their father ..."   

8th of 7, Jul 02 2015

blissmiss, Jul 02 2015

       Maybe a viable business, with a tweak:   

       1) Have a menu/catalog of the most popular things that Mom & Dad want to hear.   

       2) Have that menu voted up/down by the target audience (Moms & Dads who subscribe).   

       3) Then, the Moms & Dads ask their children to come to the site & the site records the audio of the children saying those things.   

       4) For a small fee, Mom & Dad then get calls with a random sample of those pre-recordings, at intervals they choose.   

       It's fake, yes, but it's authentic in that it is in fact their children's voices.   

       Seriously, when my kids go off to college, I might want this.
sophocles, Jul 02 2015

       It might be more believable if the kids recorded things they actually call about and the calls came at odd hours. e.g. Dad, you're not going to believe this, but... .......really, just a loan. Promise to pay you back. It wasn't my fault. The guy came out of nowhere...what was I supposed to do?.......is pregnant...sorry, but we've been so busy....yeah, I didn't know it was illegal.........
cudgel, Jul 03 2015

       [-] sorry.   

       But compensated with a [+] on another idea.
pashute, Jul 04 2015

       Or, y'know, honor your parents.
sninctown, Jan 21 2021

       More important that others honour your patents ...
8th of 7, Jan 21 2021

       A reverse charge, ghostly pep talk would also be possible.
wjt, Jan 23 2021


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