Such is my addiction to Alexa that I almost called out “Alexa, write this blog for me”.
Indians who are really famous for their jugaad have definitely taken a liking to the modern day smart technology which has gone beyond the barriers of next-gen electronics. The gen-next is hungry for more and it is AI modeled things like Alexa, Google home, smart wearable which has become the torchbearers of tomorrow.
“Mummy, fan toh chala do”
If you come from an Indian household, you surely have witnessed the pains of your mom shutting down the fan while leaving the room or vice-versa.
Now even if you are athletic like P. T. Usha, getting up from the bed to turn on/off the fan is one ordeal no Indian child loves.
Thanks to Google home, all we need is a command and everything from fans to lights gets on or off as per your wish. I truly believe every Indian kid will vouch for this to be the best thing to have happened to mankind. The concept of Smart home has saved the lives of too many ALSI Indian children!
Watch out for my watch
Oh, I love bragging about my Apple Watch and how it does so much more than just tell me what time it is!
I am so addicted to the use of my Apple Watch that if I forget to plug it to charge one day, I end up having a stream of missed calls because unless my wrist buzzes and pings me for the call alert, I rarely bother glancing at the phone.
Not just the notifications, what amazes me is how much you can truly do with the smartwatches.
Ever since I started facing health issues, I have been breaking into a jog every day and my fitness app helps me stay grounded. An hour around my garden makes me feel like I just did a 10k marathon. Thanks to my fitness app, I precisely know how much ground I covered actually.
Fitness watches too have evolved a great deal and not just Apple Watch, there are so many other options out there as well! This industry is witnessing a huge boom and there are plenty of takers too!
Our generation is smart and the generation next will be even smarter. So it is quite important to educate them. With these smart products like Alexa and Google home, it is so much easier to familiarise your children with modern day technology and it also eases plenty of tasks.
From asking Alexa to play the best baby rhymes to even asking about the weather and news, things have rapidly progressed from being on the clicks to the movement of the lips.
Surely, technology has a changing face and it is important to use it in a constructive manner. While I have always been an advocate of the modern marvels of science and technology, I believe that we shouldn’t let it sabotage who we are.
My grandmother often tells me she misses the time when children used to gather and attentively listen to her stories because no one knew how to dig Google and find rhymes, songs or even folk tales. They too have a point but I guess life is about looking at tomorrow rather than retrospect. That being said, I believe we can strike a balance between the two.
Isn’t it cool that Alexa even plays bhajan at my granny’s command and I see her face lights up with joy because she too is befriending technology. She often jokes that Alexa is like her new grandchild she would soon start talking to but often complains that she can’t feed it because what do grannies do but feed us meals after meals.
Yes, technology is a wonder but so is family. The #SmartHomeRevolution has started and it is here to stay. I would love to love both and you can easily order them and transform your life if you choose to #GetFitWithFlipkart! What about you?