Full immersion emulation

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 07:30:56 CST 2017

On 2 March 2017 at 01:55, ben via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Well we talk to tablets and phones now, how long before they talk back?

A short list of shipping products that do that:

Amazon Echo

Google Home

Microsoft Cortana

(The latter is a free component of Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It
startled both me, and later my landlord, when I demonstrated to him
that I could operate a (nearly 10-year-old) laptop by just talking to
it, and it answering.

I have a Win10AE partition on this desktop, but it has no microphone
or camera. I prefer it that way, TBH. :¬)

Summary: it is in fact some time since speech became a primary, and
indeed sole, UI for some products. This is indeed their selling point:
you automate your home by asking an "intelligent" assistant to dim the
lights, or for a weather forecast, or to record a TV program for you,

It's not coming soon. It's been here for a couple of years now.

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