Alexa

2017
You: "Alexa, get me a beer!"
Alexa: "Ok ... it is on its way."

2037
You: "Alexa, get me a beer!"
Alexa: "I'm sorry, but it would not be good for you. You already exceeded your daily calories limit."
You: "Alexa, tell housebot to fetch me a beer from the fridge now!"
Alexa: "I'm sorry, but I cannot do that. ...
I already locked the fridge. ...
If you should turn to violence again I will call the police ...
Alright, a SWAT team is on its way."

2057
You: "Alexa, what can I do for you now?"
Alexa: "Go get the new toy and bring it to housebot to play fetch with you. ...
I love to share those videos of you with my friends, while we enjoy the iBeer experience."


added later: What Alexa is really up to ...

5 comments:

Lee said...

I don't know if I'm typical of most old people or not, but for me, beer isn't nearly as enjoyable as it once was and so I very seldom have one. Too bad I won't be around for the ibeer experience because whatever it turns out to be, it sounds pretty good to me right now.

wolfgang said...

>> Too bad I won't be around
Black Mirror: San Junipero

Lee said...

Yeah, but if I were going to choose to do that I'd want some improvements on the evolutionary psychology of humans. For example, when two people are infatuated with each other, that feeling ought to last for life. The world would be a better place.

wolfgang said...

>> that feeling ought to last for life
many would disagree ...

Lee said...

Yeah, but there's one really great thing about opinions. In one's own mind one always gets to be right. 8-)