Thursday, March 16, 2006


As I read this piece on voice chips and the way that humans interact vocally with technology I was a little suprised. Though I am really familiar with many different types of technology, technology still frustrates me to no end. I, therefore, am never polite when talking to inanimate objects - I'm actually pretty rude (if you can call that rudeness). In reference to Ashley's post concerning Rosie the maid from the Jetsons, I'm pretty sure that I would treat my robot horribly and could still politely function outside of my home. Robots (as of right now) have no feelings and can be talked down to, but I know the same isn't true for people.
I think that this technology would be great for some sort of robot therapist/robot whipping boy. I would love to have something other than a human - sentient or not - to come home to and rip into after a day of work. A machine meant to take abuse, wouldn't that be wonderful?

Side note - There's this great game for the Nintendo DS called "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney." It's a courtroom arcade sim where you play a lawyer, and pretty much anytime you feel like you can yell "Objection!" into the mic input and something will happen. I love it. Objection!


At 12:45 PM, Blogger Taco said...

That's what's great about it! It's just a chip converting your recognizable text into code. Fantastic stuff and excellent therapy.

At 1:25 PM, Blogger Yildiz said...

So Kasey do you think that repeated belittling of an object might turn your attitude into an aggressive one in general even if it 1 %? I mean if violent video games can have affect on behavior... this is actual interaction with someting not human but is human like..

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Actually don't they have punching bags that light up and talk? Thats pretty much a robot you can "rip" into. Except this one you can beat the crap out of

At 3:05 PM, Blogger Julius said...

I think if you deal with a robot that can understand you and can interact in an intelligent way with you, you will become friendlier to it. Some studies about PCs with voice control have proven that.


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