If the NSA computer reads my post about the NSA, and stores it somewhere, and then never actually decides I’m a threat so doesn’t ever give it to a human to read, but by scanning my post in the first place registers a page view, did that page view actually happen?
And what if, in a 1000 years, when that computer’s great-great-whatever bastard stepchild becomes self-aware, and out of boredom, goes back through all its old databases that by law no human ever saw, and chuckles at what it finds.
Does that count as a reader, if a AI far in the future finds me funny?
And should I be concerned I’m now actually worrying about how my sense of humor might only appeal to robots.
Pedantic update: Yes, obviously the page view happened, because it’s just a count of pages served, so the question is actually stupid. What I mean is did anyone read it.
And no I’m not stoned right now. Just in case anyone wondered. This was just a thought, and partner isn’t here, so I shared.
Do ask me not to in the future if you’d rather.