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Show Of Hands June 4th, 2014 2:37am

If voice recognition were just as accurate and widely available as your phone's keyboard+autocorrect feature, which method of input would you use more often?

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hapiotter2 Utah
06/07/14 11:18 am

Typing is more private and annoys fewer people.

06/06/14 2:40 pm

It is about to be with IOS 8.

smacc DunningKruger
06/05/14 4:49 pm

It makes me uncomfortable to talk into a phone in public. And there is always phone voice. Is everyone deaf on the other end of the line.

06/05/14 3:33 pm

Problem for me I guess. Siri asked me if I could spend time with him so he could learn how I talked. So much for modern technology.

rlc63 North Carolina
06/05/14 10:59 am

I chose text because of the privacy issue. I sure don't need everyone knowing what texts I'm sending my family and friends. If I were alone, then I would be willing to try talk.

06/05/14 3:35 am

in this day and age, time is of the essence. if, like the question stated, voice-to-text was actually accurate, it would dramatically decrease the time taken to message someone. many states enforcing the "dont text and drive" law, and this would help

deathvalley Chicago native
06/04/14 6:50 pm

I use voice text... Voice google search all the time.
Unless of course my bf is sleeping!

dahawwl Texas
06/04/14 4:28 pm

I talk to text a lot. My iPhone is very accurate.

06/04/14 2:52 pm

My phones voice recognition is annoying as hell in the fact that it mishears everything I say

theNobamist Silicon Valley
06/04/14 12:56 pm

How would you say "LOL"? Would you just laugh loudly?

06/05/14 3:35 am

you would literally say "l-o-l". it's not that complicated.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
06/05/14 6:02 pm

Then that's dictation, not voice recognition.

06/04/14 11:14 am

Thats what calling and voicemail is for. When i text or answer other peoples text i dont want anyone to hear it. If i want to hear there voice i call them.

brettshel Bernie Would Have Won
06/04/14 10:22 am

If you're talking to send a message, and the other person talks to send you a message... Why not just, oh, you know, talk to each other??

06/04/14 7:23 am

My husband cannot spell accurately, nor does he speak english accurately. so when he tries to talk to thevoice gadget in the phone, it has NO idea what hes also has no idea what he is typing. I think its funny

pandaxoxo Colorado
06/04/14 3:23 am

It's annoying to hear peoples text conversations.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
06/04/14 3:11 am

I reckon I'll continue peckin' on my keyboard, 'til such time as thought-transfer software is refined...

Torfin Never Behind
06/04/14 2:21 am

voicetyping is more accurate in general.

JHawk3205 MD
06/04/14 1:37 am

I'd prefer not to speak out all the dirty šhit I would like to search in the vicinity of coworkers...

jmw7477 Indiana
06/04/14 1:07 am

Most times that I use my phone, I need to be more discreet. Using the voice recognition feature would just be rude. But I do use Siri to text for me while I'm driving, to set reminders/appointments in my phone, and sometimes to search.

thebob Medford Oregon
06/04/14 12:01 am

Type. It's private and more considerate.

Aubie83 Chattanooga
06/04/14 7:43 pm

You can always use the talk to text when alone. It doesn't have to annoy people.
I like it for driving and also for keeping my thumbs from hurting. ????

bethanyq Ess Eff
06/03/14 11:54 pm

I avoid speaking out loud when I can.

tdaddy Kentucky
06/03/14 10:55 pm

Type. Even though it's my opinion that if I annunciate clearly voice IS as accurate as typing, and unquestionably faster. Typing is less annoying to fellow pedestrians.

angstanon San Diego, CA
06/03/14 10:42 pm

if people are around I type. by myself I use voice.

daricksta georgia
06/03/14 10:13 pm

just my opinion but everyone ive been around using siri just seems like a douche. dont know why but thats how i feel

JamesMadison La Palma
06/03/14 9:47 pm

I wouldn't want people to hear me say, " I'll be there in 5 minutes, don't touch the body till then"

tdaddy Kentucky
06/03/14 10:56 pm

You're a hit man? ;)

mustard Washington
06/03/14 9:04 pm

I need the "Think" recognition

06/03/14 8:56 pm

Type don't need others to know what I'm searching

06/03/14 8:48 pm

If I'm alone I use voice recognition anyway, but in public or around other people I type.

bnnt Los Angeles
06/03/14 8:41 pm

Depends if I'm alone or not

If I'm always dictating to my phone I'm sure somebody will punch me.

tdaddy Kentucky
06/03/14 11:02 pm

Yeah I hate people with Bluetooth talking into space. Twenty years ago they'd have gotten locked up for communicating with the dead in a public place. Aye, most certainly they're guilty your honor. Have you ever seen a sane person talk to ghosts?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/03/14 8:34 pm

I do talk now and I get some very interesting sentences.

06/03/14 8:30 pm

I'd probably still type. I actually enjoy it. Texting is another story. I hate it so I always use the voice recognition feature.

darthezu Philly
06/03/14 8:29 pm

But what happens when it starts talking back?

catpillow Florida West Coast
06/03/14 8:23 pm

With my husband usually suffering from a migraine, he is very sensitive to sound. I need to keep quiet or I will make his head feel even worse. So, no talking to the computer.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/03/14 8:22 pm

Type, probably, I can do it without creating a distraction. If I lived or worked alone, voice recognition.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
06/03/14 8:18 pm

Mid-meeting your boss says, "God you have a sexy ass."

"Sorry. Not harassment. New phone feature."

Irrelevant United States
06/03/14 8:18 pm

I could never get used to talking to Siri on a regular basis. I'd rather type in commands discreetly, instead of declaring aloud "Google search: boobs"

b4mytime Orange County, CA
06/03/14 9:59 pm

Google's response: "Did you mean members of Congress?"

Shiggybythebay Proud Bay Area Native
06/03/14 8:13 pm

I tend to argue with my devices that speak to me. Not when I type though...

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
06/03/14 8:20 pm

But spell check is a bitch sometimes. LOL

EarlyBird Portland
06/03/14 8:12 pm

I don't like to talk. I'd rather type.

06/03/14 8:10 pm

I am too lazy to talk. :)

chinito Florida
06/03/14 8:03 pm

I talk with Siri all the time.

SD37 South Dakota
06/03/14 7:58 pm

37 out of 38 times voice recognition doesn't even work.

tdaddy Kentucky
06/03/14 11:06 pm

It works for me unless I'm using the local vernacular.

kc17 Minnesota
06/03/14 7:55 pm

If I were alone, talk. In a room with people, definitely type. I like my privacy.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
06/03/14 7:49 pm

It takes more effort to talk out loud for me. And it would be terribly inconvenient in public.

mcdkm Houston
06/03/14 7:48 pm

My phone's voice recognition is better than it's autocorrect.