Julie Devereaux

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The Jetson family wave as they fly past buildings in space in their spaceship in a still from the animated television series, 'The Jetsons,' circa 1962. (Photo by Warner Bros./Courtesy of Getty Images)

We’re truly living in the age of The Jetsons. And it’s not even 2062 yet!

I have to admit, I’m very ambivalent about Alexa. I don’t really see the need or the expense.

And I can’t stand the automated toilets or sinks or paper towel dispensers in public restrooms that never seem to work properly so, yea, I’m a bit leery of Alexa controlling my water supply. (Although I would love an automated bidet.)

Alexa: flush.

Delta and Alexa are planning a rendezvous in your kitchen

Delta will create Wi-Fi-connected kitchen faucets that work with Alexa, Amazon's voice-activated digital assistant, the company announced ahead of the CES tech show next week. That means that you'll be able to use voice commands to do tasks like turn the water on or off, pour out a specific amount of water, or warm that water.