Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Careful what you wish for... voice activated search for mobile internet

Just hours after I post about my dream of voice activated search (as part of a series of non-typing text search functions we need in a semantic-headed mobile internet) google alerts me to this.
And to think yahoo presented in Berlin only the day before about OneSearch. No mention of the voice activated bit then.
Hey, now this game is going to get interesting. Here comes everyone (as Clay Shirkey might say...).
More on the huge value I see this adding in the previous post.
This one move may double the number of people who can make use of the internet. But the ultimate value will depend on how much of that web moves to non-text, too.
Exciting times for global activation. What consequences do you see?

The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?