Browser of the future

Now this is a toy that I can’t wait to get my hands on:
Opera Software announced yesterday the upcoming release of a multi-modal desktop browser that incorporates IBM’s Embedded ViaVoice speech technology.

By leveraging IBM’s voice libraries in this version of Opera, users can navigate, request information and even fill in Web forms using speech and other forms of input in the same interaction.

A web browser that responds to voice commands. No more typing in web sites or even having to use a mouse. For us lazy people, it’s the perfect tool. I’ve used IE for years now, but I think that I just might have to switch over to Opera when this is released. You know, just for giggles.