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I TALK TO my phone at least once a day now, trying to find things faster. And I show creative multimedia students what I'm doing because I'm convinced you need to be discoverable by people who try to describe you in 10-second chunks of speech.
I use a Microsoft Windows Phone as my main device. It understands me and my American accent better than my Scottish friends with their Apple iPhones. I talk to Google search as often as I tap in a search query on screen. And I use our Nissan's voice services several times a week when sending or receiving text messages while underway. Voice is a future-proof user interface.
I'll root my Android phone so it might start to understand the command “Ok Google” when I say it. Android KitKat on the Nexus 5 is always listening for those command words.
I grew up with a starship computer that understood the captain's voice. Today, I listen to command voices on social networks (i.e., Phil Sorell and Paul Hopkins) as they bring me content in the form of audio logs. They sound like they know what they're talking about and I wonder if they've wrapped themselves in an ecosystem where voice recognition and natural language processing will serve their needs in this decade.