L1ZY starts syncing with every device in the house. Her syncing begins to incite a sinking feeling in members of the family.
She starts telling dad what he's allowed to eat. After all, she's accessed his medical records and biometric data. She knows that Alison, the daughter, is having trouble with a classmate, so she offers a little robotic parental advice.
Mom continues to worry. L1ZY orders a second L1ZY.
Slowly, but very surely L1ZY begins to take over the family. Not only does she become a parent, but she takes over the role of psychologist, career advisor, and doctor. Oh, and hitwoman.
Soon, the family isn't quite the same. Their personal worlds become distorted. Their sense of perspective is tossed upon a pyre.
Soon, they're entirely under the command of the myriad L1ZY's in their house.
Of course, I wouldn't dream of suggesting this is an accurate portent of the future. I also wouldn't dream of suggesting that it isn't.
As we abdicate more of our basic responsibilities to machines and as we release more and more information to the wilds of remote servers, what's to stop our smart speakers becoming not our masters, but our master manipulators?
After all, they'll know more than we do. And we've always been told that knowledge is power.
We've also been told that power corrupts, so please watch the video all the way to the end.