So Apple just dropped a bomb on all the major technology players with their latest device and software release.
Speechless as I am, I feel I need to swing back on a previous topic.
I wrote a piece a few months ago titled Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+: Which Provides More Value? that attracted much attention due to the dynamic nature of each platform.
I asked the question: Which platform do you think provides you the most value?
Some people like Facebook. Many love Twitter and the young Google+ enjoyed some support. Most striking was how many prefered LinkedIn.
Well, so much has changed since then I must ask again with one caveat: We just met Siri.
The voice recognition virtual assistant on the new iphone 4S is absolutely fascinating. It’s the first time we humans can have a basic conversation with a computer anytime we want, just for shits and giggles. I feel like a kid again! I (and others) spent the better part of the weekend testing Siri by throwing anything we thought of her way. And how did she respond? By wowing the #$%@ out of us!
Nick: Siri, you are pretty smart.
Siri: I’m not just a pretty face.
Really! I have never had a phone respond like that. A woman… maybe. But a phone?!
Nick: What do you look like?
How does she know?
Just search Twitter to find out other crazy stuff she comes up with.
I have never seen, heard or experienced anything like that before. My first Facebook experience was not met with a “holy shit, that is crazy cool!”. Using LinkedIn for the first time was not a borderline religious experience. On the other hand, using Siri makes me start questioning things I have considered off limits.
I have a feeling we are now seeing the future of technology and it doesn’t start with F. Apple just made a HUGE touchdown. How about you? Do you think Siri is more game changing than Facebook or Twitter?