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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
Rob Spiegel   6/25/2013 12:53:28 PM
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You're right, Chuck. The only male computer voice that I remember with any clarity is HAL from 2001 A Space Odyssey. We all know how that turned out.

Charles Murray
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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
Charles Murray   6/19/2013 9:34:04 PM
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Consider voice mail systems, Rob. Virtually every voice mail system uses a woman's voice (many times, it seems to be the same woman). I've never heard a male voice on voice mail.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
Rob Spiegel   6/11/2013 9:53:04 PM
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One psychologist postulated that a woman's voice is more accepted in consumer products because as kids, it was easier to take instruction from mom than it was taking instruction from dad.

Karen Lightman
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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
Karen Lightman   6/10/2013 12:06:11 PM
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TJ McDermott - I agree with you - MEMS is fun - and I hope that we keep focusing on the "good" that MEMS can enable and that we realize at the same time, that there are some "bad guys" (okay and some bad girls) out there who want to use that fun stuff for evil, too. But I think overall MEMS will truly improve our QoL and make our lives better and happier and more fun. But with everything - we must go in with OPEN eyes. 

thank you - 

Karen

Karen Lightman
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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
Karen Lightman   6/10/2013 11:42:16 AM
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hi everyone - I am actually hosting a webinar right now that is right in line with what we are discussing: 

http://www.memseducationseries.com/ - it's called "Standardizing the Internet of (Important) Things" and it's free - come join me! 

Karen

TJ McDermott
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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
TJ McDermott   6/9/2013 7:09:44 PM
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Security is the drudge work of a complete system.  The MEMS and gee-whiz things are the fun part, and who wants to work on the boring security stuff.

Do I have to do my homework Mother?

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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
tekochip   6/9/2013 11:57:29 AM
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You're right, in the light of recent events it's clear that our own government (USA), is more than interested in spying on each and everyone of us than China is.  The next time some virus attempts to break into my PC it may very well be fueled by the Patriotic Act rather than a Russian porn site.  It makes me feel so proud and protected.
 
No, the last thing I want to do is send more of my personal information into the cloud.  The Internet Of Things may be great for the NSA and China, but I think I'd rather opt out.


Karen Lightman
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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
Karen Lightman   6/7/2013 1:32:45 PM
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Hello gentlemen,

I have been watching your banter and find it rather entertaining. Thank you. The reality is that through the enabling power of MEMS, along with sensor fusion, wireless tech like Bluetooth, beaming data up to the cloud and back, we can have context awareness. The technology is here, now. It's not a Star Trek, Jetsons futuristic thing that you think your grandkids will have. 

What really creeps ME out is the fact that nobody is seriously thinking about the security of that MEMS/sensor data that is being "beamed up/down to the cloud" - It is seriouly vulnerable to hacking, folks and from my vantage point, no one is thinking about this beside a bunch of academics and DoD and Homeland Security. In my humble opinion this is a big market opportunity. Is anyone dealing with this? Are telecomm co's looking into this? If they are I don't hear them talking about it - and darnit, they should be!

This Internet of Things we all talk about is all dependent upon MEMS and sensor technology - b/c it's those cute little MEMS and sensors that will be relaying the smart data that will be enable IoT. But it will not be smart data if the path of IoT is filled with potholes and roadside bombs.

Discuss......

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   6/7/2013 1:07:39 PM
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I already have female voice in my car – It often says, "Pull over and ask for directions".

Charles Murray
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Re: Psychoanalysis shows Freudian tendencies
Charles Murray   6/6/2013 7:51:50 PM
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You're right, Rob. The female voice on the Garmin Where2 is pleasant. I doubt that many users are creeped out by that.

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