It has been especially fascinating to watch how the kids quickly adopt new technology and interact with it in a totally natural way. As Google Home removes the need to deal with the sometimes complex computer interfaces that they can’t always master, my children have enthusiastically started including Google in their daily routines. For example, my 7-year old wanted to know the weather for an upcoming Brownies activities and simply declared that she was going to ask Google. The children were saying goodnight to Google at the weekend with a ‘OK Google, good night and don’t let the bed bugs bite’. Google replied ‘The engineers are really good at keeping me bug-free’ which had them in stitches of laughter. This was a very serendipitous moment of delight – human technology in action, which is the key to adoption.
We are still finding our way around Google Home and new use cases are continuously being developed. With their ability to help remove friction and add delight to our daily life, voice activated home assistants are an interesting new technology here to stay.
Learn more about Google Home here.
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