Speech Mesh

Some people see voice as the ultimate interface and once you’ve used it in a virtual world like Croquet or Second Life it’s obvious how useful it is – the links above indicate how valuable the developers think it is. But what happens when speakerphone speech isn’t appropriate, you need to make a phone call while in-world or a non-avatar character is required? The answer is speech synthesis. Croquet has always had rudimentary capabilities and Second Life now has a reasonably high quality speech tool. This is the best of both worlds:

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  1. csven said

    Not bad.

    Makes me wonder if there might be a “surface computing” + traditional typing shorthand solution allowing for very simple but very fast sentence construction. Language construction blocks or something. Pick phrases and put them ~physically-virtually~ together. To place emphasis/control attack/set volume, the object itself is modified slightly.

    Food for thought.

  2. The Presence of The Past In The Future…

    Commenting on my Speech Mesh entry, csven wonders whether Microsoft’s Surface Computing technology announced today could be combined with a “traditional typing shorthand solution allowing for very simple but very fast sentence construction…

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