A new company called Bond specializes in helping busy people keep communication with loved ones personal. Simply type up a note you’d like to send someone, and Bond will put it on stationary in a curly cursive or other friendly font and mail it for you. It’s like in the movie Her, except the message contains your own sentiments. Oh yeah, and it can also be written in your own handwriting, if you so choose.
Bond has made this possible by building a fleet of robots that can identically copy a person’s handwriting. These are more than the simple autopens that have been signing signatures for decades; these robots go beyond replication, using software that actually learns all the intricacies and imperfections of a handwriting sample—from the way one connects letters to the spaces between words and lines—to produce writing indistinguishable from something the person would’ve written himself. Read More