I know that a lot of people are talking about Siri as if is the best thing since sliced bread when it comes to technology. I can see why many people would think this is the case. I have been one of the early adopters of voice recognition, and has been using the Dragon NaturallySpeaking program for a couple of years now. I generally find that it provided me with a lot of productivity because I do a lot of blogging and other things that frankly benefit from me not having to type all the time. Everyone knows the typing can be a real pain. Plus, it’s just typically a lot slower than if you actually just say the word. I know that the writing process is a lot different, but I will say that is pretty beneficial to have some kind of voice recognition system working for you.
I think the difference with Siri is I actually speak back to you. When you are using Dragon naturally, it simply listen to what you have to say and generally typed it up pretty close to right. I will say that the better your computer processor, the better is going to perform, and I can tell you that because I tried operated with my laptop for a while and I just wasn’t getting anything. It was basically garbage and gibberish. But still, is an effective program that does some cool stuff. Siri, meanwhile, actually speaks back to you in that creepy robot voice that you will hear on a you Radiohead songs that are out there. Now, I’m not going to pretend that I know exactly what is going on in the mind of Thom Yorke, but something tells me that he uses these robotic voice is not because they are particularly cool, but because they are very creepy and as a result make there tunes very creepy.
So obviously, when I need to call a good friend of mine and I say, “Siri, call Doug.” I really find it to be somewhat eerie when here he comes back to me and says, calling Doug. In fact, pretty much everything that Siri said tends to be very creepy in general. I know that you can probably change the voice or something, and I will admit to not knowing the program as well as many people do. But I can say that I probably won’t be getting much more familiar with it. I do not need some kind of freaky robot slaves in order to help run my life. And that’s almost what I feel is going on with these things. But, that is not to say that I think that all things Apple oriented are creepy, but you have to admit that a lot of them are.