No, no cheap sci-fi joke. It could be real. And soon.
Just as the Net continues to knock the props out on media advertising, robotic story-writing could finish knocking the props out from people writing stories.
Evgeny Morozov, like me a worrier about the "dark side of the Net," has the details. And, while a start-up group like Narrative Science may be breaking first ground on this, on the tech side, Morozov is right to worry about Google, Amazon, et al, taking over this concept, and force-feeding you and I a bunch of "personalized" robotic crap.
So, this isn't so "wonderful."