Replicants vs The Third Magisterium

I realized the other day that my old account, where this blog originated, was still active, and while poking around there I was reminded of a strange feature of Blogger, the "Random Profile Question".

Some things Blogger asked me:

Which is easier to make a model airplane out of and why: a banana peel or a wet sock?

You have a red jar of cedar chips. Why do moths miss the forest?

You can punch a hole in an apple using a straw. How do you think that makes your milkshake feel?

Does this sound a little similar?

You look down and see a tortoise [...] The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over but it can't. [...] But you're not helping. [...] Why is that, Leon?

Yes, that's a question from a Voight-Kampff test, designed to detect Replicants by their emotional response to odd questions.

Now Blogger asks:

Never mind the turtle. Don't you think you're sure to win?


Blogger is, of course, a Google company. Is it possible that somewhere, deep in the Googleplex an AI project has gone awry and is now roaming the internet? Perhaps this is a trap to catch it!

Either that, or Google, not content with indexing all of the internet's knowledge, has decided to start cataloguing the Third Magisterium, using bloggers as unpaid labor.

I'm pretty sure it's one or the other though.