That would solve the interface problem. Are you familiar with the “Dive Talker” computer?
A funny story: When it was first out launched at DEMA, I tried it and said to the guy, “It’s a woman’s voice.” And he said, “Yeah, that was my wife.” I said, “I dive to get away from my wife.” He said to me, “Well, I never thought of that.”
Actually, a number of years ago, a scientific institution over here had done a lot of work on voice synthesis, key words, that kind of stuff. They had a really good system and they were looking to license it. At the time, we were going to buy the technology and the ideas, but the market wasn’t great for it. It still isn’t ready for voice synthesis now, not quite.
What is the future for your new company?
New dive computers will live again. Our goal is to develop an integrated diving information system. Whether we get the backing is another matter but it’s the way the technology has to go. Three years ago the timing was wrong. Now all the pieces seem to be falling in place.
Gurr went on to launch the VR3 in 1997