It’s saying something about the state of humanity when a small blue, battery operated gadget can work out what you’re thinking. But that’s precisely what Firebox is claiming of its latest toy.
The 20Q (£12.95) can apparently establish what word you’re thinking in just 20 questions (animal, vegetable, mineral – remember?) The small LED screen flashes up the questions, to which you answer yes, no or maybe. If you manage to flummox it, it will ask five more questions before giving up – but if it guesses correctly it will taunt you with the power of its might.
There must be some sort of scientific formula that makes this easy or something. Nevertheless, we still find the idea of it pretty creepy. But that’s what comes of watching too much Chocky as a child.
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