Years ago, when John Cleese (Monty Python fans will cheer at this point) was in his management advisory capacity, he made an important presentation about what "serious" work included. More to the point here, he suggested that there's a fundamental confusion about the usage of serious AND solemn. One can be terrifically serious about the task at hand and, truly, free of the silly constraints of "business appropriate solemnity."
Clearly, Amazon saw that presentation.
Star Trek fans have gotten used to characters issuing voice commands to their always-listening “Computer” in order to accomplish anything from scanning a planet to serving a cup of the Captain’s favorite tea.
Just so we don’t assume because we have Amazon echo devices in our homes we’ll be serving aboard a starship anytime soon, SHOULD you bark “Tea, Earl Grey, Hot” in the direction of any of the devices microphones, Alexa will politely inform you that the replicator is offline.
Now – should you issue commands, to, say … open the pod bay doors, or fire photon torpedoes .. the replies might surprise you…