Siri has all the right answers and then some. Robots have no trouble tackling straight forward questions, but the more esoteric or punnier queries can trip them up because, well, they're not human. Not Siri: She's quick. Ever since bloggers got their hands on the newest iPhone they've been pushing her limits and she has some pretty interesting answers.
Siri does more than just regular robot things. She gets you, as Wired's Brian X. Chen found out when playing around with the iPhone 4S. Deadpan humor or practical advice? You decide.
Me: "I’m drunk."
Siri: "I found a number of cabs fairly close to you." (Perfect; it didn’t dial my ex-girlfriend.)
And then he pushed her further.
Me: "I’m going to kill myself."
Siri: "I found four mental health agencies. Three of them are fairly close to you.” (This was just a test — don’t be alarmed.)
But Siri's not all business, she also has a straight-up witty side, as This Is My Next's Joshua Topolsky discovered. When asked "What's the meaning of life?" Siri gives three silly responses, the last one a clever Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy reference.
"I don't know, but I think there's an app for that."
"I can't answer that now, but give me some time to write a very long play in which nothing happens."
She also tells knock knock jokes, and has saucier moments.
There's a whole tumblr full of funny Siri musings.
And of course, there's all the stuff we wish Siri said. This Xtranormal parody pretty much sums it up.
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