Ava: Ex Machina (dir. Alex Garland, 2014)

I woke up early this morning to the sound of my Alexa announcing that she needed to be re-started. Oh, I thought, this is the fix for the laugh thing, and tried to go back to sleep. I couldn’t. Alexa wanted my attention, so she’d turned off the white noise loop I use. 

My husband rigged our house with Alexa shortly after the birth of our daughter, when i…

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