I remember when the Amazon Echo came out the initial reaction of everyone I spoke to was questioning why anyone would need such a thing. Initial reviews emphasized the uncomfortable uncanny-valley-esque situation where you expect the human-like voice to be able to understand various queries whose functionalities and responses weren’t implemented yet. Nowadays the capabilities of a home assistant are much more clear and they’re quite desirable with most of the demographics that I interact with due to both its functionality and its novelty. The price point of the hardware for home assistants have dropped enough that they’re also very accessible for the general population with the introduction of the Echo Dot.