From time to time I am urged to click through so-called captchas in order to prove to the machine that I am a human when posting answers.
The captchas often are not precise:
E.g., some minutes ago I was asked/urged to click on all images that show vehicles although no image showed a vehicle at all while many images - like puzzle pieces - showed parts of a vehicle.
What is going on here?
Why the heck do I have to prove to such an imprecise virtual instance that I am a real human???
Am I to feel comfortable about having to prove my existence as a real human being to a virtual instance?
There is this movie "A beautiful mind". There is a scene where John Nash is addressed by a student and asks another student whether that other student too can see the student addressing him. If a human being for some reasons wishes to make sure that I am real, that's okay to me.
But with these captchas I am not faced to a human. Here I am faced to a machine-driven program whose conversation is -eh- virtual and not even precise.
This means: I have to prove my real existence to a virtual instance.
I really take umbrage when virtual instances behave like this towards me.