Micro-speculations: w/c 29/6/20

The flaneur walked behind his turtle, which glitched as they passed the sensor. The algorithms in the pavement ran and reran the data looking for patterns. The sensors looked for the fault. https://www.thedrum.com/news/2020/06/30/will-our-cities-be-smarter-after-lockdown

It was the sound of summer. The ‘Mister Offer Jingle’ sounded around the streets, bringing people excitedly out of their houses… “I scream, you scream, we all scream for… a 99p offer” the van said. https://www.adweek.com/digital/amazon-acquires-zoox-paving-the-way-for-deliveries-with-driverless-vehicles/

The earnings statement seemed a little short. She’d paid attention but wasn’t getting the AttentionCredits (TM). She pulled up the helpbot which suggested she check the fit of her AttentionBand (TM). There was no option to speak to anyone in payroll. https://www.warc.com/newsandopinion/news/why-brands-should-consider-attention-based-metrics/43807

The children gathered around the sign. Waving. Conducting. Even if they could read, the speed of their hands meant the messages swirled. Staccato signifiers. The parents smiled at their creativity. The algorithms tried to make sense of the tracking. https://www.thedrum.com/news/2020/07/02/will-hygiene-concerns-usher-new-era-touchless-tech