Instead you'd push that button and ... nothing. No fanfare. Not even a robotic voice congratulating you on living in the future. Oh sure, a week later, you'd get some Nerf darts in the mail, or whatever it was you'd ordered, but it lacked drama. The fantasy was that hitting the button in a panic when you realized you were out of toilet paper would make a roll of Charmin materialize in your hand like it was beamed to you by the starship Enterprise. The reality was just a disappointment.
The Dash Button might be dead, but its spirit of disconnecting people from the money they're spending will live on forever in the Amazon Echo. With just your voice, you can order as many Nerf darts as you want without even lifting a finger to push a button. So do not mourn the passing of Dash; be happy, for its death heralds the coming of the Amazon singularity. We're one step closer to an Amazon brain-jack that instantly orders products two full days before you even know you need or want them, and then they show up at your door just as the desire enters your conscious mind, leaving you bewildered, lost, uncertain of your place in this Universe, and out $17.99 (but free shipping).
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