Simply 21 times people failed to spot where technology ends and reality begins and it’s oh so relatable
It’s good to know it’s not just us that occasionally struggles to tell where technology ends and reality begins.
We’re starting to lose count of the number of times we’ve bellowed ‘Alexa’ at something which wasn’t Alexa at all, and Dean Burnett went on Twitter to share a similar (but different) confession.
Moth keeps landing on my laptop screen, so you know what I did? I tried to screengrab it, to show you guys.
I have a PhD. Just think about that.
— Dean Burnett (@garwboy) July 8, 2019
And it prompted lots of people to tell their own stories of tech/reality confusion and it’s a thing of beauty. Here are our favourites.
My brother once tried to make me speak louder by pointing the TV remote at me and turning the volume up.
— Deborah Hyde (@jourdemayne) July 8, 2019
A couple of years ago I woke up really tired. I wanted to go back to sleep but I needed a shower, but that was okay because I had tabbed browsing so I could take a shower while still asleep in bed, and it was as this thought occurred to me that I realised I’d fallen asleep again
— Ian Rennie (@theangelremiel) July 9, 2019
An old phone of mine had a huge crack in the screen. My wife wanted me to take a picture of her and our recently born baby and I said, completely without thinking “but I can’t, there’ll be a crack in it.”
I was 33 and allowed to do surgery on people.
— Fancywookiee (@fancywookiee) July 8, 2019
I once rewound the Sky box to watch something again, then when I fast forwarded to get back to the current playback, stopped it in case it went past the live playback. Because apparently I think my Sky box is a time machine.
— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew) July 9, 2019
I far too often (almost daily) click lock on my car key, then point it at the front door of the house, click unlock and… open the car again. I’ve occasionally done it twice in a row.
— Katherine Nolan (@DoChara) July 8, 2019
I was reading a book recently and reached the end of the page – tried to swipe up. Paper pages don’t work that way 🙆🏻
— Dr Suzy J Styles (@suzyjstyles) July 8, 2019
The other month I was reading some notes (on an actual notepad) and at some point I tried to do a Ctrl + F.
— Oscar Monserratt (@ElTalOscar) July 9, 2019
I’ve previously tried to ‘pinch zoom’ a paperback book with small text.
— Meditating in the moshpit (@lesault) July 9, 2019
I press words in physical books trying to get the dictionary definition.
— Elizabeth Pearson (@EzzyP) July 9, 2019
I turned over a picture of a house today because I wanted to see the other side.
— Markus Gerstel 🇪🇺 (@MarkusGerstel) July 8, 2019