Voice Is the Next Big Platform, and Alexa Will Own It (great read on backchannel)

“Amazon is introducing us to a new computing interface — a voice devoid of a screen—that will eventually grow to be more ubiquitous and more useful than our smartphones. Forget the onerous process of pulling your Pixel or iPhone from your pocket, unlocking it, opening apps, and tapping your desires onto a screen. (Ugh!) Soon, you’ll speak your wants into the air — anywhere — and a woman’s warm voice with a mid-Atlantic accent will talk back to you, ready to fulfill your commands.”

Voice Is the Next Big Platform, and Alexa Will Own It
https://backchannel.com/voice-is-the-next-big-platform-and-alexa-will-own-it-c2cf13fab911
via Instapaper