This is technology and planned obsolescence - You spend $1200 on that latest graphics card and 1 year later it's already obsolete and the company is releasing its new version
As far as those SMART speakers thingies (Google home, alexa, etc) it's basically a DISASTER and SCANDAL waiting to happen, because everything you say to these devices is recorded and kept on some database on some servers, that also includes Sirii, and some people actually can potentially reveal very sensitive information through their smart devices like for instances they might ask their smart device to buy something online and give them banking info or CC info, or they might dictate their alarm code or even worse, an entire history of you can be built of when you leave the house, when the lights come on and off. These companies even make those spoken commands available t listen to to crowd contributors, there are some tasks here where we listen to actual spoken commands, though these companies assure you that they strip out the personal stuff before it makes it as a task to reviewers, but yeah, this technology can be misused and it is a big disaster waiting to happen. Why can't people just get up to turn on the light bulb. There are cheap old fashioned timers you can plug to program your light bulbs on / off, not everything has to be "SMART" and connected to the internet
What's left in people's houses that is not "connected", ? Next to come, smart toilet paper ? Where you can adjust its thickness, colour temperature and texture ?
Or maybe SMART grass, w here you can adjust its colour, texture, etc, it might even send you a text when its time to get cut or to tell you how much weed you have (no not 42, I mean the bad plants, weeds )