I picked "Anna" as my name in Horizon 5 but I might change it: it's also the name of the in-game nav computer.

@annika awww it sucks how Siri, Alexa, Cortana, Anna etc commoditify women 💔
@annika I didn't mean to sound sarcastic, I've been thinking about it for a while, this whole "secretary in a can" trope.

@Sandra no i think you're totally right. all these female-coded assistants appeal to men who either have a power fantasy or long for the days when their moms did everything for them. it grosses me out

@annika Yeah, exactly! My most charitable take (and it'd still be bad enough) is that this is a remnant, fossilized in tropes, as opposed to a reflection of these guy's present-day sensibility. Like how all tech reflect the past. The on-screen keyboard still designed to not jam the levers of an imaginary typewriter. 1950s gender roles living on in tropes stamping on a human face — forever.
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