Humor – 2001: A Space Odyssey, if Hal was Siri [Video]
This hilarious video is for anyone who has experienced frustrations with Siri, and who is also a fan of the science fiction classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Imagine Hal is Siri. But, rather than Hal being a creepy malevolent and increasingly self-aware insubordinate artificial intelligence, it’s just Siri, friendly as ever but sometimes incompetent, complete with the frequent misunderstandings, interpretive failures, and quirks that come along for the ride when using Siri with any regularity.
The video is embedded below, it’s short, and it’s well worth watching for Siri fans (and haters alike):
This is pretty funny, particularly if you’re like Cookie Monster and use Siri often enough to encounter some of the utterly ridiculous mistakes and seemingly obvious failures from the virtual assistant. This is not to say that Siri isn’t really useful (when it works as intended anyway, with any of the myriad of commands), because Siri has tons of great uses and it often works just as you’d expect it to, but it’s good to have a sense of humor about things when it doesn’t quite work as intended.
Thanks to Joseph for passing this amusing find our way!