Instead of having to type detailed instructions on a keyboard, using a special language, in a few years users will be able to communicate with computers more like they do with fellow human beings. Computers might develop the ability to understand the particular nuances and style of their owners. â€œThey will have as much stored knowledge of what you know, what youâ€™ve said, what youâ€™ve done than any friend would have the patience to learn,â€ predicts William H. Gates, president of Microsoft, a Bellevue, Wash., company that has designed software for many personal computer manufacturers, including I.B.M.
Other â€œfirst mentionsâ€ include The Simpsons and Barack Obama. Link