You Talking to Me?

We all talk to ourselves. Most of us, thankfully, do it alone. But the frequency of that internal dialogue may soon wane along with the notion of ever really being by yourself. Whether you call them digital assistants or computers with a human language interface, their time has come and they will soon be listening and reacting to your every word; even the ones muttered under your breath. As Wired’s David Pierce explains, “the increasingly conversational nature of your back-and-forth with your devices will make your relationship to technology even more intimate, more loyal, more personal.” After what my iPhone has seen me doing, I’m not sure our relationship can get much more intimate. But it’s hard to deny we’re on the brink of a revolution in crazy-smart digital assistants.

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