Dictation may still have a little way to go before it’s perfect, but it’s still useful in a lot of cases. If you’re a fan, OS X Daily points out that El Capitan added the ability to initiate dictation with a voice command.
Speaking to your computer hasn’t quite caught in the way 1970s science-fiction suggested it would, but it is possible. If you want to talk to your computer to launch apps, TUAW shows off how to do it in OS X Mavericks.
Mac (Bluetooth): Previously mentioned Type2Phone has received a big update that enables you to use your Mac’s dictation feature to convert speech to text and send it over Bluetooth to any compatible device. Additionally, the app now accepts AppleScript input, so you can send special commands.