The only purpose of chat bots like the one we encountered, is to trick people into signing up and submitting their credit card details insecurely.
Whoever gains access to the requested information (name, card number, CVC/CVV code and so on) can use your credit card on the internet for whatever they want.
I type out a tame message — "take me to your bed" — and wait nervously for a response.
I blush with every message I send and every one I receive. My discomfort has more to do with the location of my experience and less with the interaction.
The person on the receiving end of my smutty SMS isn't actually a person at all.
The promise of complication-free, guiltless sex isn't totally truthful.
"I want people to think about how the other person on the end of the line has agency," Stone said.
And this begs the question, why would a chat bot be interested in a human companion? The answer to that question becomes clear when we look at the link the helpful Eva sent us when she offered her “free passes”.