After watching the movie “Her“, I can’t help but think what the implications are for technology and human interaction in the future. What happens when artificial intelligence, on the scale of Samantha, is created? Will we as a being really turn towards that “perfect” relationship with a computer instead of nurturing (and suffering through) one with another human?
Those serious and interesting questions aside, I had no idea the voice of Samantha was of the beautiful Scarlett Johansson. In my mind, I pictured someone who was quite beautiful just from the voice alone.
Same thing happened in Bioshock Infinite: the voice of Elizabeth seemed to be from a pretty attractive women (of course, the fact that the character itself was meticulously crafted to be pretty helped).
Turns out this isn’t a coincidence that a more pleasant voice goes along with a more attractive face. From paper:
Men were in strong agreement on which was an attractive voice and face; and women with attractive faces had attractive voices.
Whelp, I guess I’ll never voice a video game character.