Isn't technology great? At this rate, everything we create in ten years will be able to immediately provide us with feedback in some way, if not audibly. Our gadgets and gizmos giving us clear and concise updates out loud, rather than via some sort of text interface or gauge, is simply the best. Better than all the rest, in fact. It's not like we've been ignoring things from the past, either. Hit the jump to check out our five favorite things that we're totally glad can talk to us now.
Now that you've been introduced to the disturbing children's favorite of the 1980s that is the Teddy Ruxpin, you'd want to know what Sean Hathaway decided to do with them. His project, T,E.D. (Transformations, Emotional Deconstruction) aggregates "emotional content" from the Internet and, using synthetic speech software, makes the Teddy Ruxpins speak them. 80 Teddy Ruxpins hanging on a wall, talking and feeling and wanting to end it all.