When Seeming Human Is Creepy

Making your software emulate human behavior isn’t always a good idea

Braxton Perry
Jul 19, 2019 · 5 min read
Illustrations courtesy of the author

The other day I was returning from a break when I opened a popular software suite. It greeted me with a large and centered message:

“Welcome back, Braxton.”

I breezed past it, trying to get to work, when I realized what had just happened. Did this…