Today we meet Marie, an avatar installed at LaGuardia airport for a cost of only $60,000 per unit. What does it do, you ask? It activates when someone walks by and talks about where the bathrooms are.
It doesn’t answer questions, and it doesn’t replace a human worker. At best it is a video, at worst a $50 sign. And despite all that, the guy from the Port Authority thinks it’s a great investment. If that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about why our government is completely dysfunctional and debt-ridden, I don’t know what will.