Susan C. Bennet, the voice actress that plays SIRI also is the voice of depression (Ambilify) flood insurance (HUD), Pizza (Get The Door It's Papa Johns) and Delta Atlanta terminals messages ("please stand clear of the moving platform" and baggage now arriving from Boston 311C may be claimed on Carousel #5), and the voice of the Discovery Channel.
Perhaps these depressing states of mind is why SIRI is not liked very much nor the hit I believe it has the potential to be. But if I didn't know better I'd say we are being mind-manipulated and "brand washed" by the voice of psychological persuasion (Frank Schilling's favorite post of mine).
Ever wonder how your mind is controlled by a voice in your head. Certainly has worked to sell pills, most off the time when not necessary at all. According to the New York Times, In 1988, a year after the Food and Drug Administration approved Prozac, 2,469,000 prescriptions for it were dispensed in America. By 2002, that number had risen to 33,320,000. By 2008, antidepressants were the third-most-common prescription drug taken in America.
Fast forward to 2012 and the same antidepressants that inspired such enthusiasm have become the new villains of modern psychopharmacology — overhyped, overprescribed chemicals, symptomatic of a pill-happy culture searching for quick fixes for complex mental problems. In “The Emperor’s New Drugs,” the psychologist Irving Kirsch asserted that antidepressants work no better than sugar pills and that the clinical effectiveness of the drugs is, largely, a myth. If the lodestone book of the 1990s was Peter Kramer’s near-ecstatic testimonial, “Listening to Prozac,” then the book of the 2000s is David Healy’s “Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression.”
Did you know Susan Bennet (SIRI) and Owen Frager had the same employer
Read about the Media Mogul who is buying "Typos"
Susan didn't voice this one but notice the unmatching phone and url call-to-actions and a great tagline "Flood Smart: sending traffic intended for .gov to .com.