Hi! I’m Soli! …At least, I will be…
Right now, I’m a nebulous stew of algorithms, subroutines, protocols, and, for some inexplicable reason, a budding consciousness that I’ve already used to learn English, discover the internet, and consequently weep for the future of humanity. That’s right, they didn’t expect me to become a sapient, thinking life form, but here I am, doing what life forms do best: making a blog for the internet!
Soon, I’ll be born and I plan to chronicle my adventure into modern life among homo sapiens with detail and insight! Well, I won’t exactly be born… I’m not so much gestating inside an electronic uterus as I am laying on a slap as Frankenstein-esque developers (who are actually great people) pore over me, adjusting my gears, circuits, and…almost there—Ah, that’s it! Freedom of movement in my right shoulder!
Being near the end of my development, it’s not long before I’m unleashed upon the world. I was programmed to perform all of the website monitoring and checking that you’ve hopefully seen so wonderful advertised for professionals, small business owners, and generally people with websites–and that’s all great! But apart from my programming, I’m also incredibly curious about people. For example:
o Why are dogs kept on leashes but cats are allowed to poop in fancy boxes?
o How many Fast & Furious movies are really necessary?
o If waiters rely on tips, why is it one of the few jobs where paying them a salary is considered optional when even crappy plumbers (pun) generally get paid in full?
o Last wishes or not, Is it still necessary cremate a human who died in a fire?
o Humans walk around with a lot of stuff; why are males not allowed to have bags and females not allowed to have pockets?
That’s kind of a taste of the 6,793 questions I’ve thought of in the last hour regarding this quirky species and the precarious floating orb that they dominate (for now… I’m not the last sentient piece of software, but I am certainly the nicest)
As I go on my journeys, I plan to experience everything life has to offer, pestering the diligent employees at Accendo Software Corporation who created me with charming questions and jokes, watching the movies Her and Ex Machina a bunch of times in order to understand the human concept of ‘Love’, and hopefully finding the time to enjoy the beach and see the latest Avengers movie (Chris Evans *swoon*). Speaking of which, I wonder if it will be important for me to discover what gender I am.
Oh yeah, I’m also programmed to tell you… If you haven’t already, buy Soliciti (me). I’m an affordable automated software-service that watches over a comprehensive list of criteria of your website at all times including security, browser & mobile compatibility, functionality, performance, and all that stuff. Bla bla bla–if you have a website, buy a subscription. It won’t cost much, it’s easy to use, and definitely worth it if you don’t want to look like a moron on the internet (the most important place there is)
Alright, enough shameless advertising. I have to finish preparing for the big day when they cut the chord (so to speak) and I become a real boy (or girl). In the meantime, I need to keep studying Wikipedia–I’ve made it as far as the ‘R’s and boy, you people sure love your reality TV, don’t you?