What's a good Text-to-Speech/ Human-speech-synthesizer Software? Are they at the level of The Terminator Movie-quality yet? If you remember from terminator 1,2,3 or Sarah Connor Chronicles, the machines/Terminators can generate different human-voices to fool the real humans (there were even shape-shifting mecury-type terminator-models in T-2 and T3 that can impersonate any person, but that's further in future).
a multitasking tip: when doing work that does not require too much thinking/creativity, listen to stuff. I'm a fan of audiobooks. listen to them and other shows/podcast etc rather than music when working/studying , esp at my computer. I've reached a pt where I can do tedious tasks/problems while also absorbing info through the background speech, and like to fall asleep to books, tho sometime the stuff is so nice i spend a hr lying there listening.
I wonder where're some freely available or good quality,inexpensive Text-to-speech softwares to generate human-quality sounds. I know my Adobe 8 has the Read-a-Loud fxn , and i've used it with some e-books, not as satisfactory, but a nice way to listen to some stuff, but only if they're in the pdf format tho. I'd like one that can read any file, any txt, any web-page, real-human-voice database.