Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Apple May Be Stealing Ideas From Star Trek

Sometimes I wonder where Apple gets all its great ideas.  Perhaps all the tech geeks are using Star Trek as their inspiration to turn science fiction into science fact.  "There's a chance Apple's new version of Mac OS X, called Mountain Lion, will allow voice dictation from Siri, reports 9to5Mac."  And so the next iteration of the Mac will be able to type reports without a keyboard.  

It reminds me of a scene straight out of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, when Kirk and the gang are in present day San Francisco, finding a humpback whale to save the future earth.  In one scene, Scotty attempts to dictate to the computer by speaking into the mouse.  When nothing gets typed and he has to resort to the keyboard, he responds, "How quaint".  As Siri becomes more embedded in all our Apple products, we may find ourselves saying the exact same thing.  I mean, why type when we can speak exactly what we need.

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