Computer Serves As Minister At Texas Wedding
July 30, 2011 by Post Team
Instead, they’ll be looking at a 30-inch monitor. Mr. Hanson, a Houston, Texas web developer and IT consultant, has created a software program minister when the couple could not get a friend to serve as minister at their wedding.
In the middle of the screen, you’ll see a minister with a virtual animated face, the square with blue eyes and thin glasses, oval.
His voice is heard over a sound system, while the text of what you are saying is shown in the other half of the screen.
“I was like, you know I’m going to write my own minister, said Mr. Hanson.
Ms. Wesley, a sign of high school language teacher, said he is aware of the nerd jokes so you can come from the couple once more people hear about the wedding. However, the couple says being married to a fit team they are. They met through a website called “Sweet geeks’ and love science fiction and fantasy.
“That’s kind of our thing,” said Ms. Wesley. “In fact, my maid of honor, which is making my cake and doing it with rookies (sweet), as the filling and icing not. That’s kind of the theme, wedding Geeked.
The ceremony will be held in the courtyard of Mr. Hanson’s parents in Houston. Mrs. Wesley, 30, said he wanted a small wedding and the couple began planning after Mr. Hanson, 33, proposed in May.
The team will welcome guests about 30 of the couple in a mechanical voice, robotics, give a little history about how they met and then go through the ceremony. The virtual minister nicknamed “Little Rev”, also a joke or two.
“If any of you have something to say that could change their minds or have any objection, I will not listen and I will not acknowledge their objections since Miguel has been programmed only to me, recognizeshis command,” the program for a preview Hanson play on your computer.
While Hanson wrote the program, the couple has worked in computer text recited during the ceremony.
They said their friends instantly like the idea. However, some family members took a little longer to warm to it.
“A couple of members of the family were like,” Really? A computer? “I think once you see it … It’s new and what’s something you have not seen,” said Ms. Wesley.
While performing the marriage could not be the next logical step in the evolution of computers, Mr. Hanson and Ms. Wesley is not alone in his desire to be holy matrimony latest technology.
A robot officiated a wedding last year in Japan, but the ceremony, the robot remotely controlled by a man sitting a few meters.
Mr. Hanson said that when using a wireless mouse to move the computer program forward after pausing to let people talk, it will mostly run on its own once the ceremony begins.
The team, officiated the wedding was not legally binding. Mr. Hanson and Ms. Wesley have yet to get a magistrate to sign official documents for marriage. They will do that shortly after the ceremony.
“We’re both friends of the computer. So it’s something like our best friend is marrying us,” said Ms. Wesley. “The computer is an important part of our lives, why not be a big part of this?”
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