Here is an interesting question to ask yourself: how important is Siri? Having once again scooped CES (Steve Jobs wins even from the grave), Apple’s leadership toward voice recognition has been part of the discussion of “context awareness.” The show has turned from the Consumer Electronics Show to becoming the U.S. version of Mobile World Congress.
However, as much as the event has to do with the base station of the home, the show is not about mobility. Going beyond the TV and the cable router and into game consoles, smart televisions, thermostats and cars are all pointing to a new generation - not of mobility - but of interaction.
Contextual awareness is about interaction with our environment.
If I wanted to be a futurist, I would point to the opportunity for all this contextual interaction as heading us toward the singularity. However, our Star Trek future seems to becoming pretty randomly and contextually confused... Read More