Monday, January 4, 2016
College Referrals Called Me
I got a robo call from College Referrals recently. The number they claimed to call from was 708-566-9614. The call began with a voice-interactive interface that sounded convincing enough that, just for a moment, I thought I was interacting with a real person. Once I got transferred to a live representative at College Referrals (or School Search, as he said), I accused the rep of working for people who replace folks with synthetic people. I came off as a tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist, convinced that the government is replacing people with robots. The rep smartly asked me how I knew that I wasn't a robot myself. I acted like this caused an existential crisis.