Is the keyboard becoming a relic of the past?

In fact, many people in the technology industry believe that the good old keyboard must be replaced by something new. Something like the voice input gestures or predictive bots. But is it really rational and practical solution?

Just think about it. Instead of keyboard input, we’re just going to talk, and voice recognizer will convert our words in printed text. At first glance, not bad, right?

But if you imagine all office employees speak at their computers? Already it looks a bit strange. In addition, we differently formulate the sentences in speech and writing.

But what can we say about predictive bots?

The machines are already pretty firmly established in our lives. They wash the dishes, wash clothes, and even cook for us. But what happens if they start thinking for us?

Of course, is not known how will further develop the technologies, but each of us is worth considering whether we really need the latest input technologies?

9 Comments
  1. Reply Catherine 02.10.2016 at 11:34

    So first typing replaces regular writing and now this? Seriously, people are indolent enough as it is, God forbid we will end up in a world like they show in science-fiction movies.

  2. Reply Laura 02.10.2016 at 13:46

    I got used to good, old keyboard, the idea with voice recognizer seems to be not good. I think it’s easier to type than to talk, do you agree with me or not? Let’s discuss this question.

    • Reply Arja 01.12.2016 at 18:36

      Yep, i totally agree with you. That wouldn`t be easy to concentrate on doing my work if everyone started to use the voice commands at the office. Moreover, that would drive me mad. I cannot stand the noise and that`s it. Even at home i`d prefer typing to talking. It`s impossible to relax when you have to blah-blah-blah all the time. Gestures is not an option for me as well.

  3. Reply Angela C. 01.12.2016 at 19:03

    No, no, nooo! I would never change my good old keyboard for something else. I don`t wanna neither talk to my computer nor waving to it trying to explain what i want it to perform. That`s freaky.
    At the same time that sort of things would do for the disabled people who simply cannot type. So they can use their voice or gestures in case they are dumb. This is how i see it.
    One more possible option is a touchscreen but again, not all of them are reliable. My opinion is that nothing can substitute the keyboard at the moment and i don`t think it will ever happen. When you have to deal with the huge texts you won`t like the idea of the voice recognizer, believe me.

  4. Reply T67 03.12.2016 at 16:16

    Well, time will tell if the keyboard becomes a thing of the past. Maybe one day we can operate the computers by using the power of our mind only without saying no words. But at the moment i`m not too excited about the idea of the voice commanding. Just like many others i find it a bit ridiculous. Moreover, it may be exhausting to talk all day long at work, at home and wherever you need to deal with your PC. My vocal chords would die in a few days then. Although i don`t mind using the voice input time after time for fun but not on a regular basis. Getting rid of the keyboard forever would be a big mistake i assume…

    • Reply Sally 05.12.2016 at 15:03

      Why do you think that it may be exhausting? I find typing more tiresome and i would rather talk. If the computer is able to correct all the mistakes automatically then i will surely support the voice input option. It would allow us not to think about punctuation and grammar much which could make our work more pleasant and easier. You may call me lazy, i don`t mind 😉

  5. Reply B.Kent 13.12.2016 at 14:43

    We can get used to anything! At first the idea of a touchscreen seemed to be weird but look at us now! We cannot imagine our life without smartphones and tablets. So i think the same is gonna happen when the usual keyboards are substituted by something else. I`m not afraid of changes as i do realize we need to move on and live this life to the full, using all the possibilities.

  6. Reply lolly-dolly 15.12.2016 at 19:03

    I don`t even know what i think about it… lol It may be an interesting experience but i`m not sure if i can do without using a keyboard at all… That wouldn`t be right to get rid of this gadget for ever, i`d rather it to remain as an additional part of the computers just in case. Still it`s the most reliable thing of all times lol All those touchscreens are not trustworthy…

  7. Reply jacquie 21.12.2016 at 16:22

    Even at the second glance the voice input doesn`t seem to be bad 😉 According to the most of the comments i can tell that we are too afraid of changes. And this is absolutely wrong. I don`t wanna get stuck in the past, you know. Even if it comes to talking to the machines at the office, i`m sure, that microphones and headphones will make it easier so that people don`t hear each other and can concentrate on their own work. I would prefer talking really. When i type a lot i have to stare at the screen and my eyes get so tired! Then i start making mistakes and that all annoys me and makes me feel down. So the sooner we say good bye to the keyboards the better. Can`t wait!

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