Yes, I think I'd pay to use this service. Excellent idea! Of course, you'd
want to be able to choose your "host"; for particular situations you might
prefer them to be attractive, or ugly, or imposing, or meek, or whatever
suits what you need to communicate. There are a lot of actors wasting their
lives working in coffee shops. This idea works.
> A friend of mine has been talking about setting up a business to do this.
> He wouldn't rent out robots, of course, since the technology isn't up to
> it, but he would rent out people. Someone would go to a meeting or
> whatever, and would be equiped with a full set of computerized audio-
> visual communications gear. He would be your agent, with you watching over
> his shoulder and prompting him as to what to say and do. It sounds a
> little strange to me, but he thinks it would fly.
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