Just out of curiosity, what part of my post made you think about AI, Max Headroom, emoticons, or emoji? None of those crossed MY mind as I was posting.
Well I could have responded with Latin doggerel ... you like that, don't deny it!
If I could read your head, would you believe in G-d, or think I am a demigod?
But actually it is quite simple, I can't read your mind, but I can read your posts. Sometimes it is all a jumble, because I am reading (evelyn wood) and typing (thanks HS typing teacher) very fast, the remnant images of prior posts are still in my head as a new one comes in, and my brain absolutely works by association, sometimes too well.
"watches the visual and spoken TV political news and responds to that" ... no tea leaves. Do you know what is in your head when you type? Clearly your are meta-commenting on vidiocracy and the negative effect that "one picture is worth a thousand words". You bear icon triggers me .. my pet the animal reflex from Knot's Berry Farm petting zoo circa 1965.