Yeah, those digital “assistants” that are built into our iPhones (Siri), Amazon Echo thingies (Alexa), and Microsoft’s “Cortana.” Seriously – 1 in 4 people have had some sort of intimate fantasy about the digital voice.
26% of people who use some sort of digital voice assistant have had some kind of sexual fantasy about their voice assistant. Sexual.
37% of people who use a digital voice assistant “love their voice assistant so much that they wish it were a real person,” according to the findings of this research. Researchers even expect the trend of voice assistants to continue growing, taking over and helping with many parts of our lives in the future; and it turns out that many people are actually ok with that.
The article makes things almost sound acceptably creepy, but like any technology, we’ll simply adapt to using it, and make it the new normal.