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The following patent was issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office on September 26, 2006.
Voice Communication Concerning a Local Entity
patent#: US 7113911
This has to be one of the strangest patent illustrations I've ever seen. Is this the future of telephone help lines? "I am a plant. How can I help you?"
The voice services thus acts as a voice dialog proxy for the plant and gives the impression to the person... that they are conversing with the plant.And what a stimulating conversation that will be! "How are the seedlings doing? Your leaves are looking lovely—photosynthesis sure has been kind!"
If you've ever wanted "voice interaction with a local dumb device" might I suggest going to your local pub?
Comments on Voice Communication Concerning a Local Entity
Harry | Mar 13, 2009 11:02 PM
This will be used to reduce the customer support costs for many companies.
Tina | Oct 22, 2008 7:58 PM
Talking to plants requires a communication infrastructure? That sounds too complicated, maybe I'll just take your suggestion about the pub. Glad to see updates, this sight is fun.
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