I’ve been mentioning the resemblance of Apple’s iPhone 4S’ Siri voice recognition to it’s 1987 concept video (I noted it in my liveblog of the announcement.) What I didn’t notice was the uncanny accuracy of the date in which the fictional Knowledge Navigator was placed.
From Andy Baio’s Waxy.org:
Based on the dates mentioned in the Knowledge Navigator video, it takes place on September 16, 2011. The date on the professor’s calendar is September 16, and he’s looking for a 2006 paper written “about five years ago,” setting the year as 2011.
As I mentioned on Chuck Joiner’s MacJury podcast the night of the iPhone announcements, I’m glad they left out the bow tie, though.
(Via Daring Fireball. Again.)