As if the U.N. doesn't have enough to do, U.N.E.S.C.O. (United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in conjunction with the German government and the EQUALS Skills Coalition, (a partnership of governments, businesses and nonprofits) issued a 146 page report that will rock your world, please sit down. Most of the leading voice assistants, it tells us," are exclusively female and send a signal to women that they should be obliging, docile, eager-to-please helpers." The report further states: "The assistant holds no power of agency beyond what the commander asks of it." No kidding, it's not a real person. When I first read this article in the W.S.J., I thought it was a spoof on political correctness, realizing it wasn't, even though the tone of the article was a little sarcastic, I knew I had a duty to post it.
This has to be the cherry on top of the "Crazy Cake", we call political correctness. Wait till the folks in silicon valley read it on their tablets. The U.N. is calling out the biggest purveyors of P.C'ness, how dare they! Not being one to throw stones and pile on, I will offer them a solution to their "Un-Wokeness." I would program a little reality into their smart phones, using my wife Tracey, as the template. It would emancipate women and put men in their proper place. Listen in, as I command my not so docile smart phone.
Me: "Tracey, what's the score on the hockey game and what channel is it on?
A.I. Tracey: "Who cares? Did you take the garbage out yet?"
Me: "Tracey, we're low on beer and snacks. Text Mary Grace and tell her to make a beer run and pick up some cheese doodles on the way home from work."
A.I. Tracey: " What's wrong with you? Get off your but and get it yourself, and while your at it, here's a list of things I need from the store and pick up the dry-cleaning. You know, sitting is the new smoking."
Me: "What good is this stinking phone? I should put it on the "T" tracks and watch it get run over, while eating my cheese doodles!!"
A.I. Tracey: "I heard that!!"
I'll call it the "Woke Phone." I wonder if I might be offered a special envoy position at the U.N., to head up the new office of "Global Woke-ness?" I'm holding my breath, hurry up.
Posted on Sat, June 1, 2019
by Art Flickinger filed under