Satire: With AI Like This, Who Needs Friends?

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Siri on the iPhone 4S.

Siri, the new innovation of the iPhone 4S, enables the user to speak commands to their phone instead of actually doing the tasks themselves. When I first encountered Siri, I couldn’t help but think, “Wow, have humans really become so lazy that we can’t even use our phones properly?” But on second examination, I found Siri to be an endless source of joy and amusement.

For instance, to make Siri more fun, you can have her call you something like “The Captain” as opposed to your real, exceedingly boring name. You know you’ve always wanted some electronic thing-a-majig to address you as your alter ego. We all have one, it’s okay.

You can also assign nicknames to your contacts! Here’s an example: say you want to text someone you find to be a terrible human being. All you have to do is nickname them appropriately and tell Siri, “Text the Devil,” and she’ll gladly give you a blank text message and ask what you’d like to say in your text. Texting people you hate has never been so fun and exhilarating!

While all that may be good and fun we’ve discovered that Siri has a lovely sense of humor. There are of course the few that we all know about and have made us chortle:

If you need to dispose of your most recent victim.


Yes, it is terribly fun to laugh at Siri and her frank humor, but she also seems to truly enjoy making fun of us. She has the right to, of course. She is far more advanced and next to her, our minds are nothing but raisins.

Face it. You have terrible taste in music.

Siri's not afraid to hurt your feelings.

All in all, you may love Siri or you may hate Siri but I think that the lady of the hour may have some advice as to which side you should be leaning to:

The beautifully put truth.

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