An Imperfection of Human Voices


Recently I’ve switched phones and have noted that many of the calls I’m making have an almost perfect clarity. I speculate the number HD Voice capable handsets is burgeoning.

In his post Worse is Human, David Heinemeier Hanssen of 37Signals and Ruby on Rails fame writes,

Don’t be so eager to iron out all the flaws.

There’s something too perfect about HD Voice calls, despite making it easier to follow and understand your conversant, which to me feels otherworldly, robotic, inhuman.

Perhaps it’s time to introduce a new HD Voice compression algorithm that reintroduces some of the warmth of the human voice. Flaws and all.

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