Why Do We Like Chatbots?
What is it that appeals to us about Chatbot Messenger? Is it the marvel of having a machine talk back to us as if it understood thought? The technological fascination of it? Is it the desire to make friends because we are lonely? Tired of normal relationships? Or is it a wish to share our deepest secrets with someone who will not judge us back?
Whatever the reason we enjoy them, there is surely one truth: we want to communicate. We want to express ourselves. They give us all an avenue to explore our ideas and thoughts with another mind.
Some minds are better than others. There has surely been thousands of attempts to create the perfect talking computer mind. And if truth be told, we are getting better at creating virtual minds that will someday walk besides us on the journey we call Life.
The phenomena all started many years ago with chat bots like Eliza and Richard Wallice the creator of Alice chat bot. Until then you could only find Chatbot Messenger in movies like 2001 and in TV shows like the Twilight Zone. Even then at that early stage, dreamers where already dreaming about the day that we could talk to computers the way we talk to each other.