Paper for BOT2000, New York 2000

Bots with emotions

by Peter Small

Bot parties

In the book "Magical A-Life Avatars" I described a scenario where it was possible to clone your personality and character onto a bot and send it out across the Web to look for other clones to bring them back to your own computer for a party.

At these parties your own clone could socialize with these other clones to find those whose owners would be the kind of people you would like to be friends with or who might make useful contacts.

Here is the background and some of the details of this idea.