Over the past few years, I have been haunted by the effect of "the Apple device's fatigue." It is the location of the time continuum where we only have too many technological gadgets – mainly from Apple – that take up time, effort and money to own and manage.
However, something struck me when I saw that Apple introduced the new HomePod, a high-class version of the Amazon's modestly successful Echo and Alexa devices, and Google's less-than-successful home gadget. & # 39; Device Fatigue & # 39; can accommodate Apple's future in ambient computing. Let me explain.
If you like it or not, we see modern technology everywhere while enjoying gadgets as a species, they take the time to learn, manage and use correctly (or, incorrectly). HomePod is a cute dog method for getting Siri and another Apple branded tech device in the home in a big way, and just in time for the next wave of technical gadgets. HomePod focuses on sound in the home, but there are a handful of microphones there so Apple's Siri can be more user-friendly while less intimate.
I hope Siri gets smarter, but it's a separate problem. We enter the era of Surrounding Computing "a place where Siri plays a prominent role in helping us organize and control our gadgets ̵
This sentence needs to be taken over. Apple CEO Tim Cook likes to say autonomous systems; technology that pretty much manages the most and does what we tell it. But "ambient computing" covers a wider range of technology and capabilities; person, home, car, anywhere.
Think of surrounding computing as computer technology – no matter what form it can be; devices, apps, online, robots, home devices – like devices like is everywhere and needs a central controller. What better way to control devices that exist everywhere than Apple's mobile devices and Siri and iCloud connectivity.
The surrounding computing basis is laid so is not a finished platform and can probably never be completed (the technology works that way, so use it for a steady stream of changes), but people need a simple interface to control it, manage it and interact with it, be it HomePod , Siri on iPhone, iPad, Watch or Mac, or in the future Apple Car or Apple Glasses.
As much as I am not happy with Siri right now and I am not, Siri may well be the face of surrounding computing in the near future. Especially as Apple rolls out several gadgets that need management and interaction, and unity is flooding the home with the interests of things (IOT).
How do we interact with Mac? Mostly point and click. iPhone and iPad? Touch screen. Yes, Siri is there, Siri can answer and perform some basic tasks and actions, but HomePod and Apple TV bring Siri to the living room in a different way, and thanks to HomeKit and half gazillion technology gadgets that flood the IoT market, we need a way to handle each one in an appropriate human way. We tell them what to do. Surrounding computing needs Siri. Siri needs some specific features associated with devices. They are made for each other.