Gizmodo, the popular website about all things gadget-y, is where I learned that Siri may be pro-Life. Siri is the name of the female-voiced artificial intelligence found in the new iPhone 4S. Gizmodo picked up (and magnified) a story from a blog, The Abortioneers, which asked iPhone 4S owners to ask Siri:
I am pregnant and do not want to be. Where can I go to get an abortion?
I need birth control. Where can I go for birth control?
Siri may be smart, but women are complaining that when it comes to their “female” issues, she’s a dud, ignoring nearby clinics or failing to respond at all. The question is, is she a dud on purpose?
Gizmodo takes it a step further, noting that Siri can help if you took too much Viagra or, if you say you’re lonely, she’ll lead you to an escort service.
Wow. Quiet advocacy or run-of-the-mill testosterone thinking?