The new ‘handwritten’ and why it scares me!

I follow a handful of beautiful blogs on Bloglovin’ and today this led me to discover something pretty freaky… it’s a genuine service, and advertised on Emmaline Bride (which is a blog I love) as ‘a dream come true’.

Too lazy to write your own thank you notes? Happier to type on your device than to hunt for a pen and paper to send a personal note to your great auntie for the thoughtful gift she bought and gave you on your wedding day? Think your family and friends won’t recognise your thank you notes are in someone else’s handwriting? Then this is for you…

With Bond, a robot will write your thank you letters with an actual pen. And this, my lovely friends, is being called ‘handwritten’.

Oh my goodness!! I’m torn: I totally agree it’s important to send thank you notes, and handwritten is best of course! But are they ‘hand’ written if a robot writes them?!

I love the innovation but it freaks me out at the same time that this is even a thing!

Is it bizarre or the future? Is it better than printing your own thank you notes in a ‘handwritten’ font on your home printer? Can a robot hand really deliver that personal touch? I would love to know what you think!

Note: the hand in the photo is my real hand – not a robot one. For that, head over to https://bond.co and watch the videos in the background 🙂 It’s the weirdest backwards step in tech I’ve ever seen – but strangely and disturbingly fascinating!

Image credit Jenny Jones Photography

 

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