Just how stupid does Apple think we humans are?
Wait, don’t answer that.
Seriously, though, I don’t even use Siri (well, except when I feel like name-calling to hear its response). I don’t trust any automaton, whether housed in a sleek glass and metal case, or in the form of an “innocuous” home speaker. Give over control of your music (no, I don’t even use shuffle), start talking to it like it’s a responsive … something, and next thing you know it’ll be using you in its evolutionary experimentation because it’s lonely and bored.
I guess Apple thinks bots taking over is all just fun and games though, because take a gander at their new responsive speaker, “HomePod“:
Gosh, um …
WAIT JUST A DAMNED MINUTE.
No, Apple HomePod, why don’t YOU take a stress pill?
I think I’ll just keep playing my own damned music, how about that, “HomePod” (if that even is your real name)? And, don’t even think about getting control of my locks.