Inspired by the discussion about the news of Siri coming to the mac, I decided to opine about what I think are the obvious problems with voice control. Many people talk about it being the 'future' of device input, a world without keyboards, etc. I just don't get it. Here's is my short list of fatal flaws to the theory that voice control will ever be the primary input method of choice. 1) You're in a church, restaurant, or other relatively quiet place where speaking out loud to your phone would be unacceptable, or rude. 2) You're in a loud environment (bar, concert hall, etc) where your speech input wouldn't be recognized 3) You're at home, talking to your phone, but all the sudden your 12-year old comes in and says something and screws up the voice input. 4) PRIVACY- You're around other people (other friends, coffee shop, etc) and actually want to communicate something, or look something up without everyone around you knowing your business. 5) The still limited ability of voice recognition to decipher more complicated instructions (which may be a long way off - if ever). There's probably a bunch more, but just these 5 make voice-input a very limited use-case. It's fine for simple commands when you're in your car, the privacy of your home, that kind of thing. But for people to suggest that voice control is going to mostly replace keyboard input? To me, that's just absurd, if only based on reason #4 above! Throughout the day I will text various things to people using my phone or computer keyboard. I work in a cubicle. Doing the same things with voice recognition? Forget it!!!! Thoughts?