'Creepy' is often a word that appears in blogs like this, and clearly potential privacy issues will be a problem for many.
I remember the first time I searched for an hotel on Google, only to see a review in the result from someone I actually knew. I thought at the time it was a touch creepy until I realised that on balance it was helpful and reassuring.
And so the wheel of technology continues to turn, and it seems that we are only limited by our own imaginations as to how these tools and gadgets will help us to engage better with customers.
Bring it on I say.
Oh, and check out the cartoons on this post - priceless!
This new virtual assistant ecosystem creates tremendous potential for brands. Commerce is at the heart of the virtual assistant. A 6-year old in Dallas had a conversation with Alexa over the holidays that resulted in a delivery of a $170 doll house and 4 pounds of cookies. Amazon is reportedly considering push notifications for Alexa, so Alexa could soon start speaking before being prompted. And with all of the data available from the Internet of Things, Amazon will soon know a lot more about individual consumers than previously possible