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The Amazon Echo is either the greatest thing ever or it’s the devil. The Amazon Echo, for those who don’t know, is a device that connects you wirelessly to Amazon at all times. Among various functions, it enables you to use audio commands to order products, using default payment and shipping settings. Translation: You can get whatever you want, whenever you want it, without entering a single keystroke. You just say what you want out loud.

If Charles Foster Kane had the Amazon Echo, Citizen Kane would have been a very short movie. “Rosebud,” he would whisper, and Amazon operatives would spring into action. Sled delivered. The End.

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