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toedtoes

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I think there's a difference between "embracing" new technology and "accepting" it. There are some things I embraced: ereaders, mp3 players, etc - because they were of benefit to me (not having to carry all those CDs and books around).

Other things I accepted: flat tvs - I didn't buy one until my old tv died because there was no benefit to do so;

I see voice activated things as in the accepting category. There is no benefit to me for telling the tv to turn on, when I can push a button to do it.

Now if I could say "dump the black and grey tanks" and it hooked up the hoses and dumped into the sewer without my having to lift a finger, well then I would embrace it.


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Now if I could say "dump the black and grey tanks" and it hooked up the hoses and dumped into the sewer without my having to lift a finger, well then I would embrace it.


No biggy, my wife would say it and there I goes. But no embrace until I shower.[emoticon]

But seriously, I don't know how far away is that in the future and who will be investing the dollars on a system and technology similar to our fighter jets refueling on air, lol.[emoticon]

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I suspect it will be a good long time.

I suppose this is my greatest letdown of technology: it "simplifies" things that are already simple. How about technology so I don't have to stand in the rain filling my fuel tank. Or technology that will open the can of catfood and pour it in the catbowls when the cat meows so I don't have to wake up at 5 am to do it.

Instead they voice activate what I already have a remote control to do.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

toedtoes wrote:



Now if I could say "dump the black and grey tanks" and it hooked up the hoses and dumped into the sewer without my having to lift a finger, well then I would embrace it.


No biggy, my wife would say it and there I goes. But no embrace until I shower.[emoticon]

But seriously, I don't know how far away is that in the future and who will be investing the dollars on a system and technology similar to our fighter jets refueling on air, lol.[emoticon]

Im going to bet most campers already have voice command. The voice just happens to be the little women of the house. No voice command at my camper, unless Im talking to myself.

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Posted: 11/22/19 05:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Alexa, open the bathroom door - I've got an emergency. I'm sorry Robert Ryan, I can't do that....


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gbopp wrote:

Remember when we went camping to get away from it all?


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Sometimes my camper is voice controlled.
My wife will say get me another cup of coffee while your up.
I get up and pour her coffee.
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Posted: 11/24/19 11:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A couple of thoughts:

- Really just a gimmick
- Is it really a good idea to add complexity to a product with marginal quality?

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Does this work when there is no cell signal? If not, it's not very useful for those of us who boondock much of the time.

It's interesting how many of us are repelled by this idea. Chances are, though, that those of us who post are not a representative sample. Tech-savvy folks, who love voice control, are probably not even reading this thread.

It's also generational -- I am against automation, while my sons (in their 30s) love it.


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I cant wait until we have driverless cars driving all over. How many people are going to die trying to get the bugs out of that one. "Home James"

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