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Accidental empires, I’ve lost the remote, IBC and the power of voice

When we first heard that some of the TV companies wanted to put a feature into TVs they make, which allowed you to change channel by voice command, Faultline Online Reporter could not be less excited. On its own, the ability to change a TV channel is little more than a gimmick. When Siri came out, we can remember being positively irritated at the voice and the stupid way that every iPhone owner just HAD to show us how clever it was, when all it did was regurgitate Wikipedia entries. But the idea of an ever present voice assistant, which moves from your car to your home to your place of work, which is always on hand, who knows you…

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