How Cool are Personal Digital Assistants? (Part 1 of 2)

Let’s start with a short story. This is Part 1 of the story split into 2 Parts.

  1. Situation: Three friends Arun, Tarun and Varun, are discussing about smartphone market and the recent advancements in the field of technology as they are having snacks in their college cafeteria. Arun’s phone recently bricked and needs to buy a new phone. He is seeking advice from Tarun and Varun.
  2. About characters (Fictitious) :
    1. Arun  – A normal user, looking to buy a new phone.
    2. Tarun  – An early adopter of every damn technology/product/gadget out there.
    3. Varun  – An informed user, sensible technology adopter
  3. Company (Fictitious) : MT Corp – A company providing the services like Personal Digital Assistant, Maps, Email, Messaging, cloud storage for photos and your personal media, etc…
  4. Product  (Fictitious) : MT Phone (MT Phone) – A new Phone from MT Corp.
  5. Product  (Fictitious) : MT Assistant (MTA) – A new Personal Digital Assistant by MT Corp.

The conversation begins…

Arun…

Hey guys, I just bricked my phone, I dropped it as I was coming downstairs from the lab. Now I need to buy  a phone ASAP.

Varun…

Oh, that’s sad!

Tarun…

Did you checkout the launch event yesterday? I think MT Phone is cool. I’m excited about it and can’t wait to try it out.

Arun…

Oh, yes.. though I didn’t checkout the launch event, I have got a chance to catchup with the updates about it on the XyzTechPortal. That was cool.

Tarun…

Yes I’m excited too. I’ve already pre-ordered it. It’s so amazing that it can make your life a lot easier (blah.. blah.. blah.. 15-20 minutes of praising about the phone, MT Assistant and it’s features)

Arun…

I see, buying a good phone is a tricky task with a so many options in the market. What do you think Varun?

Varun…

Yes, MT Phone is great. It comes with a MT Assistant, an advanced Personal Digital Assistant, which is one of their big USP. Personal Digital Assistants have come a long way in a last few years with the advancements in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Many big companies are now shipping with a Personal Digital Assistant pre-built in the new phones. They can do a lot many things we have never imagined before. But guys, there’s a catch you need to be aware of before you use these Personal Digital Assistants.

Arun…

Oh, what is that?

Varun…

An informed decision about what piece of technology to adopt and what not to has never been more crucial. Let me give you my perspective.

Tarun…

I am eager to hear. I’ve never thought that way. I always think adopting the newest technology is cool and for me it is keeping up with the fast paced world.

story continues in Part 2

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