Re: AltInst: Japanese love detectors

From: Norman Hardy <>
Date: Tue May 19 1998 - 11:09:44 PDT

At 14:18 -0700 5/18/98, Robin Hanson wrote:
>In Japan, 'love detectors' mean mate is just a bleep away=20
>Copyright =A9 1998
>Copyright =A9 1998 Reuters News Service=20
I recall a computer service offered at some college campus. One would
inform the machine of individuals (presumably of the opposite sex, this was
some while ago) to whom they would welcom an introduction. When A was
desirous of meeting B and vice-versa, the machine would notify both A and B.

This service could be provided with tamper-proof "detectors" as in the
story. It would require a button and perhaps some degree of directionality.

Norman Hardy <>

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