Get drunk. Give up free will.


As any fan of Drunk History knows, people don’t exactly talk the same when they’re drunk. Now, some scientists are attempting to gather enough information to accurately predict a person’s drunkenness based on a simple conversation.

Scientists in Germany created the first database of drunk speech patterns, called the Alcohol Language Corpus, which they put together by getting people drunk and having conversations with them in the passenger seat of a stopped car.

Plausibly, Fast Company speculates that eventually the recognition system will be developed into a tech device that could be installed in cars, and prevent people from driving drunk. The idea is your car will be able to detect if the driver has been drinking by asking the driver a few questions and analyzing the responses. If the driver is intoxicated, the car can prevent them from driving while drunk—almost a chattier version of the breathalyzer devices that prevent people from driving drunk now. (1)

But having free will is terrifying.
Better hand over the control to a machine…

Get drunk.
And let go.

The machine will drive.
And soon enough, it will drink for you…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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