A little while ago, our toilet flapper stopped working properly. That’s the little plastic doohickey that lifts out of its hole when you flush and then pops back in to make the water stop running when the tank is full again. I made several adjustments that seemed to work for a while, but in the end, I would up having to lift the lid and put the flapper back in its hole by hand. So we ordered a new one.
I believe the term “Artificial Intelligence” is a deliberate deception; but I wonder: do certain inanimate objects… think?
Because, the very day we were notified that our new flapper is available, the old one started working again. “See? See? I’m all better now, honest! You don’t need to replace me!”
I guarantee you that within seconds of us canceling the order, the old flapper will return to its evil ways and totally stop working.
We’re not going to fall for that.