The triumph of technology or humanity

I am enjoying reading a friend’s first encounters with the Apple iPhone 4S.  Steve B has a wicked sense of humour and has started asking Siri questions such as “What is the meaning of life Siri?” to the hilarious response of “I don’t know but I think there is an app for that!”.

He then tried the ultimate command “open the pod doors Siri” to a response of “sigh” and after some funny back and forth about insensitivity to intelligent agents, finally got the response, “I’m afraid I can’t do that Steve…are you happy now?”

Is this technology getting clever or humans programmers having the best time of their lives with technology that can deliver their dreams into reality.  I can only imagine how much fun it must have been in the Apple programmers’ workplaces calling out “what about this one Steve?”  – Steve Jobs RIP.

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