its the hottest thing right now. She is the new “Facebook” and she’s going to spread literally from mouth to hear. Not only among does who possess the new 4S but also to other platform users, vigorously working on Siri jailbreak or Siri substitutes.Siri succeeds because she fulfills a fantasy.
After all who wouldn’t want a polite personal assistance that will write down, remind, find, dial and get things done? But Siri do more than that. She answers our basic need in interaction even when all you want to do is find out what is the closest open supermarket. Siri fights one of the main Western world diseases – loneliness. And I think that’s what makes her great and potentially even revolutionary.It’s no wonder Siri is a she. After all the target audience for those kind of gadgets are men who secretly (and perhaps not that secretly) always dreamt of keeping a personal assistant. I guess the wives of those men will not object. No, they probably won’t. It will be silly of them to protest that their husbands are talking to their cell phone while driving. At worst, they will say it’s infantile. It’s okay. It’s probably even true.But it’s also true that Siri is making a precedential move.
Because she is, first of all, another female who legitimately belongs to her owner. And as soon as we can personally adjust her personality, and I guess it will happen soon, she will also fulfill another fantasy – owning your dream-choice-totally-personalized chick. I meant… assistant
women, like I said, have no point to resist and as the saying goes, better join the revolution and create for themselves Sirion or Sirio or sirchulio as their new perfect assistant.
Down that road awaits the human-like robots, who will fulfill our most secret desires. But till then, and much sooner, we will start to have feelings for our new personalized devices, and a bit like our beloved pets we will probably become more tolerant to their performances (although they will probably won’t urinate on the carpet).
Because once you like someone, it’s harder to let him go. even when he’s made of nothing but iron and glass.