image Beware of Puzzles!


The image on a Facebook post this morning is just one of many optical illusions that are fun to play with – and FB invites you in to find out what you saw first – and then tells you whether you are an artist, a botanist or a care giver – or who knows what. I have stopped doing these quizzes – because people don’t seem to get it that it is simply a come-on to help the clever artificial intelligence behind it know more about you and pitch ads to your preferences.

I used to like the quizzes – but now I know their purpose I have second thoughts. We are complicit in playing the game when we do.