Almost every person who regularly visits the Internet is familiar with such a phenomenon as captcha, even if he has not heard the name itself. This designates the tasks that users must solve in order to prove that he is not a robot, or just fields where you need to put a tick as such proof. American Marcy Robin, who decided to buy a car, had to take a similar test designed to protect against bots and spammers “offline”
As Robin herself said, she made out the purchase directly in the salon, sitting opposite the seller. He handed her a sheet of paper with a “captcha” printed on it and demanded to put a tick on it. As he explained, by submitting the corresponding sheet, the American had to prove that she was not a robot. Even after she asked if he was serious about this, the dealership employee remained calm and confirmed his words.
Many Internet users felt that in such a surreal situation, the girl should not just put a tick, but behave more original – for example, pretend that she could not put it. Also, some asked whether Robin suggested harming a person or letting a person be harmed by his inaction – this is a reference to the Three Laws of Robotics from Isaac Asimov’s “classic” works of a kind. Some also suggested that the robot would not be stopped by the need to deceive a person and put a tick, and even remembered a “precedent” – at the beginning of last year, in a fairly short time, a video was collected in which a “real” robot, which is a mechanical manipulator, with the help of touch panel successfully passes the captcha.
Some media representatives who wished to communicate with the American supported the joke – one of them in the comments to the tweet urged her to confess that she is a robot, if this is really so. Robin, however, assured that this was not so, even though as a child she dreamed of becoming a robot girl from the popular US sitcom Small Wonder.