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"Does it open a new horizon for my thinking? Does it lead me to think new kinds of thoughts, that I would not otherwise perhaps have thought at all? These qualities are what [make] science fiction ...unique."
- Frederik Pohl

Voice-Enabled Smartphone  
  A smartphone capable of complete voice-enabled operation.  

Take a look at the article for the joymaker for more information about this remarkable, prescient idea.

"Self-programming" means that the programmed software includes procedures for translating most normal variations of voice, idiom, accent, and other variable modalities into a computer-oriented sim-script and thence into the mathematical expressions on which the computers operate. As long as your personal joymaker is within reception range of your voice, you may communicate via other shared-time transponders if you wish.
From The Age of The Pussyfoot, by Frederik Pohl.
Published by Ballantine in 1966
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