[ExI] Voice operated computers

Tom Nowell nebathenemi at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Feb 6 22:42:04 UTC 2011

Spike wrote: " No, I don't think voice operated computers will ever appear in general use. Think about it. What happens when you get a group of people all shouting at their handheld computers? It's bad enough listening to other 
people's mobile phone conversations."

You get my workplace when the phones are busy. People call in, and you can hear nothing but several phone conversations at once. Noise doesn't stop the modern office. Also, voice-activated computers currently exist for automated phone lines, more sophisticated ones could replace call centres.

Finally, thinking how many people were talking to themselves in my local coffee shop this morning (well, maybe they were talking to someone on their mobile phone using hands-free, but I think they're all crazy people sent to annoy me while I go to get a drink) you'll be surprised how much noise and social annoyance people can take.



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