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“More happiness for you.”

HI. I’m Dr. Halls. Why is the Talking Moose so famous? What benefits are people getting?

Megan Megan
Your headline, needs improvement.

Brittany Brittany
Yeah. They’re getting ‘Happy-er‘, and funnier. It’s benefiting their careers and love-life.



The Moose is software.

It’s PC software giving you a 3D talking character that lives in your computer. It’s NOT a 2D cartoon.


Here’s a youtube video, showing the 3D moose, moving and talking.

There’s a good joke at the end.

Tyler Tyler
Is this a video thing? That last video sucks.

Dr. Halls Dr. Halls
No, it’s NOT a video thing. And OK, I’ll change the video. I was just excited about the technology.

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Dr. Halls’ “Three laws of computer avatars”.
  1. Avatars should stay hidden when not talking.
  2. Avatars should move out of the way.
  3. Avatars should shut up instantly.

These aren’t merely guidelines. All previous avatars in history have failed because they were annoying.

Don’t be annoying.

I’ve given the Moose a prime directive: Don’t be annoying. The Moose’s benefits come from daily use, which is only possible if the Moose is always friendly and never annoying.

“The Moose is a Masterpiece.”

Devin Crawley – Systems Librarian

“You’ve done some wonderful stuff with the Moose.”

Neil L. – VP Engineering

- CodeBaby

“The Moose will spread around the world. It’s such a pleasure to have watched it all from the beginning.”

Daryl Procinsky – CEO

- Design Revolution

“Your achievement in lip synchronization will be of great interest to many game studios.”

Shawn Wilcoxen aka L.Spiro

– Senior Game Engine engineer

David David
Why game studios?

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Big MMOs like Star Wars the old republic, failed at producing new content fast enough. The subscribers finished the main story and left. The cost and slowness of recording voice actors is a big problem. Text-to-Speech is the solution.



What about Emotions?


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“The eyes are phenomenal.”

Even if the Moose never spoke, the Moose gives you genuine eye contact and a warm smile, causing a profound benefit. It makes you happier.

Talking MooseA lucky side effect of the project taking so long, is that I’ve spent years improving the eyes, to set the absolute best possible qualities of how friendly eyes behave“.

“Smiling does wonders.”

Smiling is contagious. Smiling causes a release of neurochemicals that make us happy.

From the start, Smiling was what I cared about the most“. When my first 3D model wasn’t good enough, I threw it away, and a year of work and cost, and started again on a new 3D model to give the Moose the smiling qualities that would be most loved. It was a tough decision that many studios wouldn’t have taken.”


Lets talk about humor.

Jessica Jessica
I can never remember jokes.

David David
I can never remember jokes either.


“You WILL remember jokes.”

This is another benefit. The Moose tells jokes. You learn and remember jokes, you also learn to tell jokes to others.

And, you learn the secrets to creating your own humor. You become funnier..


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This next section is about the importance of humor, of spreading laughter to our friends. Pay Attention.

Attention deficit?

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Here are some facts about laughing.

  • It’s good for you. Laughing is REALLY good for you.
  • A woman will not fall in love with a man, unless he can make her laugh. That’s a fact.
  • The neurochemicals released from laughing, creates good mood, productivity, creativity, thinking, alertness, and so on. That’s a benefit.


Games people play, change over time.
Telling jokes is a human constant.


“Hear a joke, then telling a joke.”

That’s what usually happens, and experts agree that it’s a massive booster of social standing.

Most people want to raise and maintain their social standing. That’s a benefit.

As a doctor, as a student of humor, as someone who has observed the effect of the Talking Moose for years, I assert the following:

  • Hearing a spoken joke, is far more effective in subsequently telling a joke to others, compared to simply reading a joke.
  • Hearing the Moose speaking a joke, often results in the person getting out of their chair, and telling the joke to others.

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Repeating that important point: The Moose has a magical effect of getting you out of your chair and telling a few jokes each day to the people around you.

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Judge the technology!

This section has links to posts about the competition. All of them violate the 3 laws of Don’t Be Annoying, but there’s 2 more things to notice

  1. Lip synchronization to the speech.
  2. Repetitive movements

I have a lot more to say about these 2 topics, but I’ve run out of time writing this paragraph tonight. I’ll resume tomorrow.


I’ll have more to say about the project soon. I’m re-designing this page, and it’s only 3/10th finished. Things to add:

  • Ask for Likes, Tweets.
  • Compare versus all other talking software (moose wins).
  • Discuss plugins and other abilities.
  • Multi-language, international versions.
  • Personalization of Moose to suit you.
  • my Google+ page where lots of video samples are.
  • I need to link to explain how humor is life-changing.

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Lastly is the development blog, where I still write updates about our progress in the project.

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