Thanks to the Xbox One, I’m a little too used to giving voice commands. They’re brilliant. I just wish I could change the prompt from ‘Xbox’ to ‘Computer’, so I could feel like I was in Star Trek.

“Xbox On.”
“Xbox Play Disc”
“Xbox Pause”
“Xbox Skip Forward”
“Xbox Off”

It has eliminated the labourious chore of locating and reaching for a remote control. Voice command spares me precious energies which I can use in other avenues of life. I’m yet to locate those avenues, but when I do I will have so much energy for them.

Problem is, I now find myself calling out voice commands for every tele-visual device. Many of which — re. all — do not boast this magnificent feature.

Yet another way I can successfully look like a loon.

-TM