[ExI] ai doorbell

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Fri Nov 26 00:38:12 UTC 2021


I LOVE it when the JWs visit.  Spike, aren't you a JW?  Or are you 7th day
Adventist?  I can never remember.
I always enjoy teaching them how much better transhumanism is, compared to
their faithless stuff.
I love the look on their face, when I accuse them have having no faith or
hope, for accepting some of their terrible hateful/hopeless beliefs about
what happens to bad people.

And when I was on my Mormon Mission in Japan, I always liked to ride my
bike way out to the middle of no where, and knock on those doors.  Boy were
they always surprised to see some "gaijenes" (their word for foreigner)
knocked on their door.

But one day I was totally shocked by their response: "Oh, your friends just
knocked on our door, we aren't interested." when I new for a fact there is
no chance any LDS Missionary had ever been to that house.  (they keep very
good records) so it was hard to believe them, but I couldn't figure out why
they would say that.  Then latter that day I figure it out.  There were
some JW missionaries, covering the same area!!!  And they beat us to that
particular house, earlier that day.  We later ran into them, and we became
good friends.  We would go, and let them preach to us.  I loved that.  The
name of the "Watch Tower" magazine, in Japanese was pronounce "Mono Mino
To", and the Mormon church was "Morumon kyo", almost sounding the same, so
the Japanese could never tell us apart.  They always said about us
missionaries: "they all look the same to us"


On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 4:54 PM Darin Sunley via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Obligatory xkcd: https://xkcd.com/1425/
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 4:11 PM Henry Rivera via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> I have one of these:
>> https://energizerconnect.com/product/smart-1080p-video-doorbell/
>> It is powered by the hardwire to the door bell. I can see, hear, record,
>> and talk to [or avoid] the person at the door from my phone or tablet in
>> 1080p video resolution. Someone with access to that api could make what you
>> describe I imagine. We just need some open source projects that access this
>> type of hardware, which is becoming more available, to get the ball
>> rolling. -Henry
>> On Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 1:44 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
>> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> Hey cool, I had an idea today so cool, some yahoo probably already stole
>>> it before I thought of it, a reprehensible kidnapper of notions before the
>>> ideas are even born is she or he, deplorable, without conscience!
>>> OK the idea: most of us have seen those doorbells which take a digital
>>> image and text it to the homeowner.  We could go beyond that.  There is a
>>> hard wire between the traditional old doorbell and the ringer unit inside,
>>> so the old time doorbells are just a switch.  But we don’t need that hard
>>> wire now, because we have Bluetooth, and we can power an inside ringer unit
>>> by other means if we wish.
>>> OK so now… the outside doorbell already has a niche cut out for it and a
>>> power source already in place, so this wouldn’t even be difficult.  We
>>> create a doorbell switch with one of those cell phone cameras.  Some prole
>>> pushes the button, the camera takes a photo, sends it to your phone the way
>>> the current bell-cams do, but this one is better: it would have an AI of
>>> some sort which does image recognition.  It would recognize the Jehovah’s
>>> Witnesses for instance and not ring the indoor bell unit, but would have a
>>> soft ding dong that plays outside in such a way that makes them think your
>>> inside bell did ring.  This way it doesn’t break your concentration as you
>>> view your… well, whatever it is you were viewing, none of my business.
>>> We could have it warn the neighbors via text message that the Witnesses
>>> are coming, don’t answer the door, that sorta thing.  We could train it to
>>> work on sales people (fortunately those seem to have gone away with the
>>> shutdown.)  Perhaps a good AI person could train it to make exceptions if
>>> the sales person is three-alarm schmoking hot, override the filter.
>>> If we were to get hot with the image recognition, we could have it
>>> figure out if the person at the door is a neighbor, and if so, have it send
>>> a talking text to your phone reminding you of the neighbor’s name.  This
>>> would allow a prole to appear more friendly and personable than I actually
>>> am, so I need to ponder if that is a desirable outcome, but I suppose it is
>>> to some extent.
>>> spike
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