I was watching an old TV show rerun with a character in it called Alexa. My Amazon Echo (trigger word is Alexa) was also listening:
TV set: “Alexa, stop doing that!”
Echo: “Sorry, I don’t understand what you are saying.”
TV set (raised voice): “Alexa, don’t talk to me like that!”
Echo: “Sorry, I still don’t understand what you are saying.”
Despite a few more “Alexa, …” it fell quiet.
I’m amused. Ever since I have wondered what a mischievous screen writer could do given that the Echo can control a garden variety of devices in your house. Or order stuff. How about:
Mischievous character in TV show: “Alexa, open the blinds. Alexa, switch on the lights” (probably most effective a 1am or 5am)
Domino avatar on TV show: “Alexa, order 17 frutti di mare pizzas”
The possibilities seem endless.
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