Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Talking One's Way Through One's Day.

View over Frosty Kaleden in December.

Orchard Park Shopping Mall in Kelowna, with Ogopogo
Digital Painting
Shopping for Christmas
I am extremely skeptical and also highly amused by technology's latest predictions for our future. Latest news is that voice commands will rule. No more remote buttons to operate, mice to click, or tablets to swipe, touch or press at. Can you imagine the scene in the living room in front of the TV? Everyone watching will be shouting at the machine their own favorite channel! In the old days, He who had the Remote ruled! It is already causing hilarity in the public space when folk call out instructions to their personal secretary ( Siri ) on their mobile phones. How about in the office when they all talk to their computers at once and the other computers overhear? Talk about the chattering generation. They haven't heard anything yet! Not to mention waving one's hands about to switch Windows on the PC or turn the light on in the living room.....


Claudia Moser said...

Indeed a chaotic perspective!

Desiree said...

It sounds positively ghastly! The world is noisy enough already. We'll all be living in a mental asylum with people shouting and waving arms in their desperation to interact with machines rather than each other.