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I Would Switch to This '80s Parody of Siri for the Hilariously Awful Synthesized Voice

Siri continues to trail behind assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, but I would switch back to Apple’s AI in a heartbeat if it had the same terribly synthesized voice as it does in this parody revealing what Siri would have been like on ‘80s desktop PCs.

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Having previously explored how unusable modern apps like Snapchat would have worked on an ‘80s-era computer, Squirrel Monkey’s completely fake Wonders of the World Wide Web takes a look at how impossibly slow a voice-activated assistant would have been with 386 processors, 9600-baud dial-up modems, and awful VGA graphics. As hard as it is to believe, the modern Siri experience is somehow an actual improvement.

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[YouTube via Tastefully Offensive]

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After many attempts to get Siri to find even basic information for me, she is now relegated to setting reminders and adding items to my shopping list. When I ask what city hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, I expect the answer to be a city. Not the medal count of each country.