As technology has been getting better and better over the last few years, a big thing that's been on a lot of people's minds is the idea of home automation. For people who grew up on cartoons like The Jetsons or shows like Star Trek, we were promised that the future would have our chores being done by machines, leaving us WAY more free time to enjoy ourselves.
Unfortunately, we haven't quite hit that point yet: there are no robot butlers, we don't have flying cars, and while smartphones are pretty great, there's plenty that they can't do on their own. Thankfully, companies like Amazon and Google are starting to get into the home automation market, with products that are basically computers you can control with your voice.
The idea is that using a product like the Amazon Echo or the Google Home, you can simply have the device order essentials that you need for your family, control the lights in the house, set reminders for everybody, and all sorts of things to make your life easier. Of course, this technology is still fairly new, and we're still not completely sure about weird moments that might get in the way of them working properly.
Case and point: we're pretty sure this man didn't expect their Echo to throw a party while they were out of town, like a rebellious teenager...