Echo Dot/Precursor to the Future

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Bowser, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Okay, so I bought one of these last week and despite a glitch with the setup app, I got it up and running within a short stretch of time. It's probably the smartest device I own but also the dumbest. It can tell me the number of cells in the human body, the area of the united states, the price if bitcoin, but it can't tell me how to make orange juice. Nonetheless, I'm impressed with my $29.99 investment. It feels like my first online experience, back when AOL was still a thing. I can see these things becoming fully integrated into the rest of our technology, both at home and at work. Given time we will be having conversations with all our machinery.
     
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  3. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I am not sure what you are talking about but I assume you talk to it and it talks to you?
    If so tie it on your dogs collar and ask the dog anything.
    Alex
     
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  5. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    You can ask it questions and it will reply. You can also have it play music and control limited things in your home. Again, it can be very smart or very dumb. It's connected to my wifi, so it's pulling info from an online source.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DFKC2SO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  7. someguy1 Registered Senior Member

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    If I had one of those I'd mess with it. Alexa, dial me up a hooker. Alexa, find me some heroin. Alexa, "swat" some guy in Kansas. Today I read that there's going to be a huge industry in male sexbots with penises. It's a brave new world, people. Alexa, talk dirty to me.
     

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