Smart Home

Are smart home voice controllers a good idea?

We are rapidly approaching one of the technologies highlighted on Star Trek, you are able to talk to your house. Apple has Siri, Windows has Cortana, Amazon has Alexa, and Google has Google now. These all allow you to ask questions and receive answers.

You can ask Alexa who won the game last night between Duke and UNLV. You can inquire if it will rain sometime next week. You can ask it to list your appointments for the day. Just a few years ago, this was only seen in futuristic shows, now it is a reality.