Monday, 13 November 2006

Star Trek: The Next Generation (Task #7)

Didn't take me long to find an emerging technology that I found to be intriguing. the hoo-ha has been started by one Prof. William Crossman and his book about VIVOs (Voice In/Voice Out) Technologies. According to Prof. Crossman, the future of the written and read word is nigh or as some people have called it - the end of literacy as we know it! Crossman points out his theory that voice recognition technology is becoming so "intelligent" that electronically literate societies will be using an 'oral culture' by 2050. Yes! Just like in Star Trek when the characters talk to the computer to find out information. There will be no need to read or write anything, it will all be based on the spoken word. Wow, there's something in this!!!

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