Siri, the iPhone lady, will kill our brain cells

Before they said video games made you dumb, then it was teenage drinking, and now, I can say with full confidence that Siri the iPhone lady will kill our brain cells, with vengeance.

Take a look at the commercial above. Is it really so difficult for Zooey Deschanel to make her way to the window to see if it’s raining for herself? Unfortunately, this is very representative of the direction in which technology is taking us. It is also extremely contradictory to what we are taught in elementary school, which is to think and take your best guess before asking for the answer.

I know I’m making it sound like technology is all bad, and that we need to go back to using old fashioned ink and pen, but that is honestly not the case! Of course technology such as computers and cell phones were invented to make life easier, and they do exactly that. Remember the days when you had to look up a restaurants phone number in the Yellow Pages to make a reservation? The internet makes that task so much easier because sometimes you can make a reservation online, or you can find their phone number faster. Now, Siri can help us do that too! Except she makes it too easy, and soon we will lose the will to use our hands to type a question into Google. Next thing we know, she will be making the reservation for us!

Now, imagine this: Siri gets so stressed out from demanding people constantly asking her questions, and decides to take a holiday. We would actually have to Google the nearest gas station while on a road trip, because Siri would not be there to find one for us like one of the iPhone commercials suggest. It’s a tad scary to think how long this might take, considering by now, our efficiency would have gone to hell. What’s worse is that Zooey Deschanel would have to find a place that delivers tomato soup on her own. Alternatively, she could learn to make it herself. Oh wait, I forgot! Googling and reading has become too difficult now. I guess we can only hope that Siri doesn’t get too comfortable on the beach…

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2 thoughts on “Siri, the iPhone lady, will kill our brain cells

  1. Hah! I like it 🙂 I agree that commercial technology is getting ridiculous, personally when i finish my contract I plan to downgrade from a smartphone to a regular one – as it has better battery and signal, and is less distracting. I think the disney film Walle hit the nail on the head of what will happen to humanity if we continue the way we are. Its time to put the breaks on commercial technology for a while, and concentrate on solving bigger issues – Energy, Diseases, etc

    • I’m so glad somebody agrees with me! I have an iPhone, and I love it, but I just don’t understand becoming dependent on an automated voice. I guess the only good thing about Siri is she can call a number for you, which could be handy while driving. But you’re right, there are so many bigger issues in the world that should take priority.

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