March 23, 2018
Virtual assistants make life easier, but they also undermine the biblical model for healthy relationships.
Great post! I'm also concerned by the reactions you describe at the party. One potential solution I've heard is to request that these companies provide an option to use the term "computer" (a la Star Trek) instead of a person's name. I'm also glad we didn't choose Alexa for our child's name...
I agree with your assessment, Katie. In a world that increasingly struggle to show compassion, having virtual assistants eager to do our bidding will make us all the more calloused to the weaknesses and fallibilities of human beings who cannot, will not, and should not do others bidding of others mere whims.
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