The Siri phehomenon

I don’t have an iPhone. That’s not to say that I don’t want one, I just haven’t had the need yet. I mean, I get by just fine using my Sony Ericsson. I can manually type numbers, texts and I have never used GPS – not even while driving through the USA, although that was a bit of a challenge. We have road maps and google, what else do you really need?

In case you don’t know what Siri is (have you lived in a cage the past years?), it’s a software and what Apple calls a “personal assistant” application for iOS. It’s in my opinion a gimmick designed to numb ones mind and make humans dependent on Apple’s technology to function in life. Siri reminds you of appointments, helps find nearby locations and stores and gives you directions. In other words, a very happy helper. However, Siri was recently criticized for not being able to give desperate users information about birth control or abortion clinics. How do you even respond to such insanity? If you can’t take responsibility for your own sex life and say, go to a doctor and get birth control, or find an abortion clinic by making calls like the rest of the population, you shouldn’t be allowed to own an iPhone nor be sexual active.

Are we supposed to just sit back and be pacified by every new gadget that comes along so that the geniuses behind them can get rich because of our stupidity? Come on people! I am sure Siri is a lifesaver for the mentally challenged or those approaching Alzheimer’s, but don’t underestimate the power of your own brain and memory. If you have one that is.

Finally, a word of advise. Be aware of Siri!!!



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