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Siri answers: What’s the meaning of life?

Siri and the Hichhikers guide to the galaxy questionsSiri, what’s the answer to life, the universe, and everything?


This was supposed to be a joke (Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy for those of you who didn’t get it), but it turns out she actually will give you this answer. Now we’ve found a few more answers Siri give you for this question. And those are pretty cool too. Ask Siri what’s the meaning of life and this is what you get:

– Try and be nice to people. Avoid eating fat. Read a good book every now and then, get some walking in and try to live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.


Here’s another answer she’s given us:

– I can’t answer that right now, but give me some very long time to write a play in which nothing happens.


– Life: a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings. I guess that includes me.

She’s got more answers to this question. Just ask again.

– Life: The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change, preceeding death.

Another one:

– To think about questions like this.

What is the meaning of life, Siri?

– I don’t know. But I think there’s an app for that.


(sources: CBS evening news, slashgear, macworld, ThisIsMyNext)


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  1. Devil's Advocate

    That’s the first part of the answer from Monty Python’s *The Meaning of Life*:

    “Try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.”

  2. Roberta

    All evidence up to date suggest it is chocolate.

  3. Chuck

    Her answer for me:

    I think that it’s odd that you would ask a computer that.

    1. Ashley

      Her answer for me:

      Life: a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings. I guess that includes me.

  4. Biebers girlfriend

    The meaning of life
    –A movie.

    1. Athoipe

      One time i asked siri this question and she said “I give up”

  5. gogog

    She once said, “42” and i was like WTF?

    1. Sam

      It’s from the Hitchhikers Guide – scientists build a supercomputer to give them the answer to the meaning of life, who spends seven and a half million years calculating the answer and when the big day arrives, tells them simply, ’42’.

      It’s a sci-fi/comedy. Don’t think the movie was all that popular, but the books had a sort of following. It’s got that dry English humor, much like Monty Python.

      1. Liam The Hitchhiker

        ACTUALLY, Douglas adams (creator of hitchhiker’s) it was pretty popular and douglas adams actually wrote one of monty python’s movies called “the meaning of life.”

      2. Michael

        4 in japanise is shi
        2 in japanise is ni

        42 shini
        shini in japanise means death

        1. Jakarta

          no it’s a reference to hitch hikers guid to the galaxy

          1. mette

            it can still be right, that it means death, even if it was a reference to the movie, silly. Why shouldn’t it actually be what the whole movie is based on?

        2. Akira

          Yes but 42 in Japanese is Yonjuuni

        3. Derp

          But the number 42 is yon-ju-ni, not shi ni.

  6. Michael

    …She said “I give up.”

  7. Michael

    OMG, I tried again.

    Siri, “I don’t know. But I think there’s an app for that.

  8. Bob

    “What is the meaning of life?” “I Kant answer that, haha.” I have no idea what siri just said there

  9. Bonnie

    Siri, What is the meaning of life ?

    she said….

    “Its nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya.”

    1. blaire

      🙂 🙂 🙂 Nietzsche was a philosopher who said that “god is dead”. He died in 1900.

    2. Kristy

      I said…

      “What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?”

      She said…

      “It’s nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya.”

      1. JJ

        Nietzche was a philosopher he was ons of the first to say “what doesnt kill u makes you stronger”

      2. Kevin

        That’s also a quote from Monty Python’s “Philosopher’s song”

      3. Katherine

        That is from a Monty Python song. Bruce’s Philosophers song. ‘There is nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya about the raising of the wrist.’

  10. Fran

    I asked “what’s the meaning of life” she responds with “I shouldn’t tell you”

  11. Brandon

    The one about the long play in which nothing happens refers to “Waiting for Godot” i believe. Literally nothing happens in the play but its symbolism and odd happenings have to do with life and God. I did a research paper on it.

    1. Anonymous

      I think it’s also in Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy

  12. Nessa

    siri what is the faster then the speed of light?

    1. jim

      republicans saying the opposite of obama

  13. Essa

    i asked “siri what is something you would’ent do?” she responed we were talking about you not me

  14. ccc

    I’m sure the dictionary would define life as …the act of being alive; to live. If there is meaning to life, then what is the meaning of no life being found any where else in the universe that we’ve studied so far? The earth is the life. It was alive long before us, and will be alive long after. It holds the meaning that won’t be revealed until the final chapter. We and all we know are just a piece in the puzzle. But each piece has meaning and is essential to the final completion of the whole picture.

  15. Jackson Short

    When I asked Siri about the meaning of life, se said “To think about questions like this one.”

  16. Mo

    “I Kant answer that. Ha Ha.”
    Oh my God that was brilliant….

  17. Jessica

    My Siri said the meaning of life was a Movie!

  18. Lilly

    This is a funny thing Siri said say to Siri “open sesame” then she says “Ali baba is that you”

  19. john doe

    i told siri to shut up once and instead of saying it she just typed out “what was that for?”

  20. Kirk Bready

    I met a guy who had met a guy who passed on the following story…

    Descartes: I think, therefore I am.
    Grasshopper: What was your first thought?
    Descartes: A question that led to many others, all of which return to, “why”.
    Grasshopper: Is there an answer?
    Descartes: It may be implicit in your capacity to ask the question.
    Grasshopper: That would seem to be a loop.
    Descartes: It’s actually an ascending spiral. Open your mind and enjoy the ride.

  21. angela g.

    Siri is hilarious!! My daughter asked siri “siri, do you have a boyfriend or husband”? Siri replied ,”anna, you are all I need!!”. Too funny!!

  22. Laura K

    she told me it was her

  23. Julian Rose

    siri told me that there is no meaning to life, life exists to exist

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