Do you long for the time when we can chat with our gadgets like the crew of the USS Enterprise did with its computer on Star Trek? I’m not sure I am ready for that level of intimacy or dependency on a computer, or like Dave Bowman and Frank Poole did in 2001 before HAL went violently bonkers?

This interesting topic was found on DVICE in their article, “When will we talk to computers like we talk to each other?” Steps are being taken toward normalized machine-human relations with Apple’s Siri, Ford’s Sync, and IBM’s “Jeopardy”-champion Watson as good examples. However, we are still a long way from considering colloquiums with our technological devices as every day as Wi-Fi and touchscreens.

Melody K. Smith

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