David Jack Wange Olrik

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Speech Unrecognition

Isn’t it great? - You know us living here in the future! The calendar says 2007, and most scifi-movies about the future take place in the years that closely follows the year 2000… Even in “Star Trek”:http://www.startrek.com/ earth gets contacted by the “Vulcans”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan_(Star_Trek) in the year “2055”:http://www.thewellers.com/startrek/enttm4.htm. And yet there is a lack of all the cool future gadgets. There is offcourse the “Segway”:http://www.segway.com/, thats kinda futureish (and I totally want one!! hint hint) - But thats pretty much it… the greatness of the future begins to fade… !{float: left;}/files/vejdirektoratet.png! Its not as if people don’t try, they really do - But its like “Master Yoda”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoda says: “Do or do not - There is no try”. The latest failure I have come across is the “Trafic information service”:http://www.trafikken.dk/wimpdoc.asp?page=document&objno=2036 and their shabby “Speech recognition”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_recognition that was estabilshed while expanding the “Motor-O3”:http://www.trafikken.dk/m3.asp?page=dept&objno=84017 “motorway”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorway that encircles Copenhagen - Man does it suck! You call “1888”:http://trafikken.dk/wimpdoc.asp?page=document&objno=91331 and is greeted by a friendly voice that tells you what todo, and then completly ignores what you say. The word “København” is interpreted most times as “Køge” and for some odd reason the friendly voice keeps insisting on telling about Motorways in Jylland, as if I care when I’m driving around Copenhagen some 200 kilometers away… “Do or do not - There is no try!”