Occasionally we come across articles that contain useful information, or are news stories related to our industry or the more general world of health care and insurance and its ever-changing complexities. And there are those articles we want to share with our readers for the simple reason that we are human. We came across one of these recently, “To Siri With Love,” in The New York Times. We hope that people read this because it is beautiful and moving, and always worthwhile to remember that life is experienced by people in a myriad of ways.
The mother of a 13-year-old autistic boy discusses her son’s interaction with Siri. As she notes:
This is a love letter to a machine. It’s not quite the love Joaquin Phoenix felt in Her, last year’s Spike Jonze film about a lonely man’s romantic relationship with his intelligent operating system (played by the voice of Scarlett Johansson). But it’s close. In a world where the commonly held wisdom is that technology isolates us, it’s worth considering another side of the story.