It’s only going to get worse. I mean better! (I mean worse.) Pretty soon, these devices will be everywhere. Hell, we already have six of them in our house and for some reason Spotify is sending us another one just because we have a family account. So, you should get used to the idea of walking around a supermarket and having conversations with the food displays. Because that’s going to happen. Hell, they might even know your name. Yes, that’s right. In the near future, every bar will be like walking into Cheers.Ars Technica
I don’t own any of those talking devices, and I loath talking to my phone trying to get it to do something for me. I don’t want AI, I want an intelligent interface that gains me access to the information I need. A head-up display I can work with eye movement. Neural interface. I don’t care, I just shouldn’t have to vocalize to my devices so that they will do the things I want done. Talking is highly overrated.