Morlock Elloi on Fri, 4 Aug 2017 21:43:12 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> The Five Minutes App

As the technology gets more advanced, the dominant class will direct it closer and closer to the primary physiological interfaces with no possibility of mediation.

It's called virtual reality. Nothing new about it - these are decades old and supposed to depict dystopia, but "dys" became "u":

On 8/4/17, 2:07, Magnus Boman wrote:
Restating what you call obvious in hype terms: on the voice app market,
Amazon's Alexa is leading the race and this market is estimated to
<insert silly number here> billions, with Google and Microsoft tailing.
This is sold as getting rid of the keyboard and mouse, which surely
never were much good to us for communication human-to-human, but it is
again the "scarcity" you mention: a phone being used for voice, imagine
that, with almost all of its capabilities dormant. (This time the phone
has a hard disk though, so we _will_ be logged.) The Luddite dimension
is added to by Amazon paying voice app developers in cash. Stealth retro
tech dev paid by the world's richest man in paper money!

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