I was going to post this in the Google Video thread, but I think it warrants a special place for discussion!
It's just over a week old, but this person (who you can tell is a local by his accent) just tested the Windows Vista speech recognition in the July build of Windows Vista, and it works quite well!
It's pretty fascinating to see how they approach speech as a way to control or allow the user to make around the GUI, and I just wonder if Microsoft will let this sort of funcionality easily available for games as well. The possibilities are endless!
Anyway, I'm looking forward to trying it out come early 2007 or whenever they plan to release it. I can imagine sitting back watching google video or youTube and watching stuff without having to use the keyboard.