“Alexa, Play Smart House”

As a kid, I remember watching the Disney movie ‘Smart House’ and thinking how ridiculously crazy all the things the house could do were. 19 years later, and while not every feature of the house has become a reality, the rise of ‘smart house systems’ such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home systems mean literally every aspect of our everyday lives are more connected to the internet than ever before.

Let’s use the example of Alexa. Alexa can tell you the weather, place orders for you, connect to Bluetooth devices, set and stop your alarm, look up who’s the actor in that movie, when the movie you want to see is showing next, order you an Uber and the list goes on and on.

While not quite up to the standard of ‘Smart House’s’ self absorbing floors and full holographic screen walls, the advancements made in recent years in terms of the internet of things is remarkable and indicates that maybe one day in the not too distant future, ‘Smart House’ will become a reality.

Catch ya on the flip side,

Jess x

One thought on ““Alexa, Play Smart House”

  1. The way you explain how the technology we have today, seemed so far-fetched just a few years ago is very relatable. I myself never could imagine the kinds of technology that are available to us today. It is almost scary to think how quickly these technologies have been developed and how just in a few more years, everything again can have changed. Something like Alexa was something that was once just a figment of someone’s imagination, who could justify a talking robot to help you along with the daily questions of life and suddenly it is completely normalised. The video is really good and adds to the post in a really effective way. Well done.


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