incrediBILL - 9:47 pm on May 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
She cannot even guarantee I will go to the correct shop. I get in the car and forget where I am going.
See, that's why you need the smartphone so she can put the correct store in the navigation system and let the phone nag at you to turn here and there until you get where you're going.
The fact that the nagging navigation system has a female voice has not been lost on me.
Guess people that don't have them were never scifi fans because these are certainly the toys we saw them use on all the intergalactic vessels as kids and now it's in my hands doing all the cool tricks that Spock did with his Tricorder and maybe more!
Basically, the lump sum of human knowledge, art, shopping and real world tools are available in the palm of your hand, without having to be tethered to a desktop of lugging a laptop it goes with you anywhere you go.
How can that not be just too cool to have?
Apparently CBS disagrees with me: [techdirt.com...]
All I can say is I'm glad I got to experience what I helped work towards since getting my first computer in 1978, that I lived long enough to see it all coalesce into a coherent worldwide GPS enabled computing platform and hope I get to play with Google Glass before I bit the dust, and hopefully ride in one of those self-driving cars too.
I'm just bummed that I probably won't live long enough to see a true neural net interfaces that make all the extra stuff people lug around obsolete, or a real articificial intelligence as a digital assistant instead of that retooled Eliza they call Siri. SIRIously folks, I think crowd sourcing artificial intelligence is possible just like they crowd sourced voice recognition. You don't need the computer to really understand what's going on, just how many others responded to the same questions to make it sound like, using the same answers, that it's intelligent.
Getting greedy now ;)