For as much as I might argue that we don’t need these devices listening to us, a quick thinking 18 year old in a sinking car, used his Siri to call. Emergency response arrived shortly thereafter, and rescued the young man. This is a recurring plotline in a number of lives saved, so one has to realize what we give up if we don’t have voice recognition at all times.

An 18-year old college in Iowa student managed to use the “Hey Siri” feature Apple introduced in iOS 9 to call for help after his vehicle plunged into the Winnebago River.

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