Finally, an App That Lets Strangers Listen to Your Phone Calls
While you were busy worrying about the NSA
Actually, Crowdpilot is a little more specific than that. The basic idea behind the
It's up to you to decide whether these eavesdroppers are your Facebook friends, total strangers, total strangers that get paid a dollar to listen through Amazon's Mechanical Turk program, or any combination of those options. You specify what kind of conversation it is-date, argument, meeting, etc.-and the listeners can text you words of encouragement while you're on the phone. Download it here .
What a handy app! Also, holy crap, what an insanely easy way to violate some people's
For McCarthy, it's all one big social experiment. She's not even making any money off the app which, I must admit, is very well designed. "Will it make us more connected or turn us into total robots? We're trying to make people directly confront these questions," she told Forbes . "Maybe you'll think it's terrifying. Or maybe you'll find it's actually it's kind of wonderful and fun. And where does that leave you?"