April 17, 2015

Alexa, can you babysit the kids for 10 minutes?

So our family got an Amazon Echo yesterday. Amazon Echo is a voice command device that can answer questions and play music. Echo offers weather and news and can also play music from streaming services. Echo maintains voice-controlled alarms, timers, shopping and to-do lists and can access Wikipedia articles.

You address the system as “Alexa” as in “Alexa, what’s in the news today?”
Pretty much it’s like the Star Trek computer or HAL.  It can’t replicate food yet though.  A shame.

My husband intended for us to use it for playing music, setting cooking timers, weather checks, answering questions, adding things to shopping lists, etc.

I think he forgot we have 2 young sons.

This amazing future technology is now being used for things like:

“Alexa, are you dead?”

“Alexa, who is the most popular Pokemon?”

“Alexa,….. FART!”

No matter how technologically advanced we come, some things will always remain the same.



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3 Responses

  1. rockmom71 says:

    I don’t know hardly anything about the Amazon Echo, but it sounds like what my cellpone can do (just add apps). lol!

  2. Leela says:

    Your kids are surely funny. Haven’t they asked Alexa..can you do our homework yet? 😀

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  3. pnarimu says:

    Reblogged this on writing is somehow happened and commented:
    Siri in Turkish has experiencing almost sama