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Circuitous Innovation

June 28, 2013

I love text messaging.  Never before has there been such an easy way to communicate instantly with anyone else in the world, at any time.  I’m texting people constantly.

In fact, the other day as I was driving home from the gym, my girlfriend sent me a text message which I wanted to respond to right away.  However, to avoid texting while driving, I decided to use the speech to text feature of the messaging app so I could simply respond with my voice and have that translated into a text message.  Innovation is fantastic!

Now, having to read text is somewhat cumbersome and not always convenient.  What would be truly innovative is the ability to have a text message read back to you in a human-sounding voice.  More innovation!

Lastly, what would be absolutely perfect is if the synthesized voice could somehow mimic the sound of the sender’s voice, to avoid sounding too robotic and create an extra personal touch.

Here’s a basic prototype of what this true pinnacle of communication technology might look like.  Can someone start working on this?


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