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Could Star Trek like voice recognition be near??
February 6, 2013
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Wow, I have to say, I really don't like trying to make sure I post stuff in the correct forum. I wonder, John if you read this, can this stuff be posted in the General Topics to kind of centralize discussions? Your board, your rules, and I'll gladly follow what you want done.

Anyway... Apple may be introducing Siri to desktop OS in their next release...

Source: ... 00969.html
Apple job posting points to Siri’s imminent arrival on OS X
By Zach Epstein | BGR News – 4 hrs ago

In line with reports from late last year, a new job posting on Apple’s (AAPL) website suggests the company plans to bring Siri functionality to its desktop operating system. First introduced with the iPhone 4S, Siri combines voice recognition with enhanced search features to create a virtual personal assistant of sorts. Siri is currently available only on iOS devices, but Apple’s “Siri UI Engineer” job listing specifically seeks programmers possessing ”familiarity with Unix, especially Mac OS X,” who have a ”passion for the Macintosh platform and writing simple, elegant software that is easy and fun to use.” Rumors suggest Siri could become available on Macs in the next major OS X release, OS X 10.9, which is expected to launch later this year.</em>
Wow, now if they could just get Majel ... dang brain freeze.. you know, the wife of the late Gene Roddenberry who did the voice for the computers in all the Star Trek shows after the original .. Barret, that's the name isn't it? We could all pretend to be Captain Kirks in our own homes!!!

Seriously though, this is a huge step to help those who have limited, or lack of use of their arms or hands, such as the myriad of soldiers who've lost limbs in our wars. Think how much this will help our productivity! Of course MS is still the most used in business, except advertising and graphic driven productions, as far as I know, so they will likely again "borrow" the technology.

Yes I'm a little cynical, but in reality this could really enhance our business sectors as well as enhancing the personal use for us at home users.

I think it is very cool!!!

December 6, 2016
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Four years later, and yep, we've got Siri and her male counterpart. I think Siri and other types of voice recognition software actually does recognize your voice and if someone tries to open your, well, at least your iPhone with their voice, they continue to stay locked out.

I firmly believe that just about anything we see in movies and tv shows will turn into reality eventually. Including light sabers and laser-firing equipment.

Not too long ago, I came across an article in, I think it was Popular Mechanics or Popular Science, about a new type of laser that uses lenses made from diamonds and the power of the laser was rated at 380 watts. Now, me being a musician and music lover, 380 watts didn't seem to be very much because I've dealt with sound systems that exceeded one thousand watts and to see a laser at 380 watts really made me question it until I learned that that was very powerful for a laser. And after further reading, I learned that this 380 diamond based laser could cut through steel and I was amazed. Of course, there was talk about weaponizing it. Ugh, does everything have to be turned into weaponry? I can think of a lot of different uses for this thing besides being some high tech human destroying machine. I know it can mounted to a UAV or a satellite and be used to disable weapons systems or other kinds of installations from orbit or high above the ground but man, think about the other possibilities such as being used to possibly communicate with another civilization on another planet in a galaxy, far, far away. the laser can reach tremendous distances and since a laser is light amplified due to the stimulated emissions of radiation, it's quite possible that we can talk to someone across our own galaxy. SWEET!!! no more long distance phone call charges!! WOOHOO!! lol

but seriously, this type of laser sounds badass. I've seen diamonds used as cutting and grinding mediums so it's no surprise that a laser is using diamond lenses.

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