Bill Gates: Keyboards are going to lose out to speech


Bill Gates was recently giving a speech at Canegie Mellon and said the following:

“We say that there’ll be more searches done through speech than through the keyboard five years from now.”

That’s five years from now. 2013. We’ll have jet packs and flying cars and push-button girlfriends by then, too. At least I will.

Bill, as your neighbor and friend, I must recommend you stop buying the cheap crack. Go to Belltown and get the good stuff.

In related news, Logitech has been accused of hiring a hitman for an anonymous murder in an affluent Washington State neighborhood. (No, not really.)

Gates predicts rise of voice-based search [Todd Bishop’s Microsoft Blog]