Where there's smoke, there's insanity

Siri, the little engine that (barely) could

It’s 2023, right? 11 years after Mayan’s predicted the end of the world? 24 years after everyone was worried computers would turn into killer terminators at the end of 1999? Somehow, Siri still can’t be bothered to do anything for you unless she’s got an internet connection. I’m not talking about looking up directions to that local pizza place… I’m talking anything, at all.

Don’t believe me? Smash that Airplane mode button and ask Siri for something. Something you shouldn’t need an internet connection for, like retrieving someone’s phone number from your Contacts, or what 10 multiplied by 2 is. She can’t do it. Not without the Net. She may fool you into thinking she’s powerful at times but she’s really more like a discombobulated zombie operating completely blind.

By Adam Schuster
Where there's smoke, there's insanity




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