I didn’t expect it. I hoped of course but I never thought it would happen. I remember the moment the number of followers hit the magic number and then the moment when the first brand reached out to my “manager”. They liked the retro Max Headroom vibe. They thought too many virts fell into the uncanny valley. Too perfect. They asked what AIs I was using. I mumbled something I’d read somewhere and thought about the new animation package and microphone I’d be able to afford. Now… I wish I’d come clean. I can’t keep up. They all expect 24/7.