The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 June 2006

One minute to auto-destruct

This almost seems sensible:

I postulate that the reason why GPS voices are predominantly female, drone-like and monotone is due to the influence of the Star Trek: TNG "Computer," circa 1987, whose voice was also female, drone-like and monotone.

I demur, if only because ST:TNG doesn't begin until 2364, and we already have GPS.

And really, almost all computerized voices, "male" or "female," are drone-like. Monotone, even. Suits me. I'm not ready for Eddie; he just doesn't seem Sirius.

Posted at 6:44 PM to Dyssynergy


To be honest, I think a computerized voice that sounds like Cheri Oteri as the "Spartan Spirit" cheerleader, probably wouldn't be very popular, for reasons far beyond simply the association with Will Ferrell.

Posted by: McGehee at 7:22 AM on 24 June 2006

I'm like thinking Elvis' voice works for me. Vivian has an annoying voice... I would prefer Hal from 2001, a Space Odyssey.

Posted by: Dr. Jan at 7:08 PM on 24 June 2006