The Coming Age of Talking Computers

VIVO : The Coming Age of Talking Computers

VIVO (Voice-In/Voice-Out): The Coming Age of Talking Computers

William Crossman

Regent Press

6020-A Adeline, Oakland, CA 94608

1587901005 $24.95 www.regentpress.net

Philosopher William Crossman forsees radical future changes in VIVO (Voice-In/Voice-Out): The Coming Age of Talking Computers, an upbeat look at how a voice-in voice-out interface with talking computers will revolutionize the world–to the extent of making written language obsolete by 2050! A steep claim indeed, yet the author is prepared to back it up with an in-depth examination of how the technology is used, its benefits especially to sight-impaired or functionally illiterate individuals, current trends in computing, and much more. A question-and-answer section at the end effectively summarizes and delivers radical insights into a burgeoning new field. Whether or not one agrees with the final conclusion, VIVO is an exciting and detailed glimpse of what the mid twenty-first century just might hold.

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