Amazon has apparently created the ability for its voice “assistant” Alexa to simulate any human voice after just a minute of listening to it.

In a demonstration video, a child said, “Alexa, can Grandma finish reading me the Wizard of Oz?”

Of course, the darkest scenario is the exact one they have in mind.

While it could ostensibly be used to replicate any voice, Prasad suggested it could be used to help memorialize a deceased family member.

Apparently their SVP has forgotten that this did not work out well for Black Mirror’s Ash and Martha.

Honestly, more than once I’ve felt that Big Tech somehow missed the point that that show is more deliberately horrifying and dystopian than a blueprint for things to go ahead and unthinkingly realease onto the world. Unless I’m just getting old?