The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) announced today the development of a new social networking program for introverts.

“One of the key purposes of ORISE is to educate the next generation of scientists,” explains the head of software development. “The key trait shared by this elite demographic of brainy people is that they don’t do well socially.”

To help move this group into the real world, ORISE developed the new social networking program called TWIT (Talking Without Involving Touching). TWIT allows individuals to join a social network made up entirely of an artificial intelligence program that will mimic Scully from The X-Files in order to chat with the user while providing no actual human interaction.

Although the program has been downloaded numerous times, reactions to the software have been hard to obtain because the users have been shy to return emails and calls.

 

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