Hi all,
Here in Dharamsala, Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh. While people know of cyberstalking and identity theft the phone-dating as a phenomenon seems to be happening on some scale. I came to know of two-three people who somehow got some cellphone numbers and they chat and the women (apparently) enjoy the thrill of talking,flirting, talking dirty which fill the vacuum in their own life perhaps. While this may be all good and ok but I do see few hitches :-

a. The boy/boy-men get attached and talk for hours with the imagination going full-on.
b. When doing a face-to-face communication we read so many things unconsciously, from the way the person is standing to the way he uses his/her hands, his/her body and the whole face tells you stuff.
c. You never really know who’s at the other hand and at hands of experts you can get easily manipulated.

I actually see something more sinister coming in the days and weeks ahead. The way the phones are becoming more and more powerful due to low power special purpose chips. Look at Intel LPIA as an example. The way I see it, in the present as well as near future it should be easy to have chips where one can change voice from a male to a female and vice-versa with the subtleties thrown in. You just need an algorithm which can change the pitch, the roll and do some voice modulation. Something similar to what gets in an typical audio studio where even the most untalented/talentless singer can be modulated so that at the end he/she seems to have a good voice. I am sure some clever guy has or would come up with something similar soon and the companies would put it up as VAS .

Now imagine the confusion and the stuff to counteract to know whether its a real voice or fake.

A slightly bleak future painted in the present or near future. Adios for now 😉


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