It would seem that your personal attention is no longer required when it comes to your social media.
Google says that they’re collecting so much data on you via “e-mail, SMS, social networks, and other systems” that they can automatically generate social media posts on your behalf. At least that’s what they’re telling the patent office:
The basic gist of the patent is that Google knows so much about you (the patent application specially mentions using data from “e-mail, SMS, social networks, and other systems”) that it could “generate personalized reactions” on social media on your behalf. It’s not quite fully automated—the patent, which was first spotted by the BBC, does mention keeping a human in the loop, with a UI popping up and asking for approval for each tweet. A fully automated version could get quite creepy quite fast. Imagine signing up for it and dying—then you would be tweeting from beyond the grave!
This is how zombies will come to rule the planet. They’ll organize on Facebook and Twitter. They’ll use YouTube to instruct on how to change people into zombies. They’ll promote their brands on Instagram and Pinterest to engage people in the zombie lifestyle. And Google will be right there, auto-generating zombie posts to make the whole thing run like clockwork.