Your Afternoon Time Waster: A Machine That Guesses What Movie You're Thinking Of

Your Afternoon Time Waster: A Machine That Guesses What Movie You're Thinking Of

Sep 27, 2013

 

Meet the Zoltar of moviedom: Filmillion. It doesn't have glowing red eyeballs, but this machine can guess the movie you're thinking of by asking 30 questions. Most of them can be answered with "yes" or "no," but Filmillion also probes for answers about your emotions, the year a movie was released and more.

We spotted the "psychic" gadget on Gizmodo, and the website indicates Filmillion is a twist on another invention — Leonard D. Bullock and John V. Sparks' FilmBSEM-I. "It contained 100 vacuum tubes, performed one search operation per second and weighed 1000 lb. In 1957 FilmBSEM-I was finalized, named Filmillion and installed in a cinema. Now, for a modest fee, movie enthusiasts could entertain themselves by making the machine guess the movie," one blog tells us.

Based on Gizmodo's comments section, the Filmillion isn't perfect, but it's a fun way to kill some downtime. We imagine that once more people test its limits, the database will expand to offer more selections. Until then, see if you can stump this mechanical movie wiz.

 

 

 

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