The latest review I’ve received of Ripped Apart makes me wonder why someone offers to read and review Sci-Fi, when they seem not to have any interest in science!
That a house can speak was categorised as childish and the book was not recommended for reading by children. Quite right. It features a pair of 15 year-old twins and is aimed at teenagers and adults. Has the reviewer never used, “Hullo Google” or Windows 10 and Cortana?
But – I’m also out of touch! Talking to my 8 year-old granddaughter – she tells me that she can talk to her house (‘s computers) and operate the curtains, the lights and the central heating, also order items from Amazon. I know that domestic controls are possible, but thought that was for rich people in fancy houses, not us ordinary folk!
So “Tomorrow’s World” – You arrive home late one day:
“House, why is the central heating not working?”
“The pump failed. The maintenanace company has been notified and an automtic acknowledgement has been recieved.”
“Thank you, House.”
We can put our own messages on our mobile phones. So, the exchange might end ….
“It’s my pleasure to serve.”