Amazon Echo: the talking monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey

11 November 2014

Have you seen Amazon’s Echo? If you haven't, it is a new device which you can place somewhere around the house and ask it things - like an external Siri.

We can't decide if it feels like the eerie monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey or that house voiced by Pierce Brosnan from The Simpsons which pervs on Marge in the bath.

Anyway, this little talking tool was shown off by Amazon with an advert which has already been rightly lampooned, thanks to it being so amazingly awkward.

So, having watched the spoof, it is now time for you to watch the original and, if you haven't seen it, you'll be stunned that the spoof version used so much of the one put out by Amazon.

In fact, the joke version might not be as toe-curling, weird and funny as the one Amazon spent money on. Is there anything more dreadful than the family as envisioned by an ad-agency?

TOPICS:   Technology   Advertising

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