#487: ReadingYou

Many people, including me, can’t abide using the phone for communications. I seem to run out of verbal buffer space all too quickly and I have to work very hard to deal with anyone who is asking detailed questions, for example.

Today’s invention is therefore to incorporate a switch-to-text mode within all telephones. This would automatically perform speech to text analysis on an incoming voice signal and display the result on the phone’s screen.

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This would allow we aurally-challenged people to keep up (by typing or texting responses). It would also have the additional benefit of keeping a written record of what was said/ agreed (I hate it when people use the phone when they want to go ‘off the record’).

Since most people speak in a pretty incoherent way, being confronted a few moments later by their own babblings might encourage more thinking before speaking in future.

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