I'll note that none of the millions of little devices need 30-60 seconds before the NIC works. 😂😂😂😂
Emotiva Gear: RMC-1 XPA-5 Gen 2 XPA-Four Gen 3 (Stereo Modules) C1 T1s (3) Pair of A1s CX-6 Power Strip
Other Gear: Klipsch RF-83s with all matching speakers for 7.1 Surround sound. Marantz 8002 Receiver Rotel 1080 Amp MiniDSP 2x4 and Art Clean boxes (2) Class D Sub Amps (2) 12 inch TC Sounds LMS-R (4) 18 inch Subs - FI Audio IB318 (Infinite Baffle) HTPC (Jriver and MPC running MadVR) Xbox One X Visio 65 inch M series
I think the next evolution would be a more intelligent alexa. One that can remember what you were talking about or your past patterns and just do things for you. Part of it would need to recognize where you are in the house at all times. It could probably guess using sound cues. Then it can then turn lights on and off for you without you having to tell it to do so. They've already made some rudimentary improvements to pattern recognition. But it is a long way from being useful.
Transport: Sony UBP-X700 UHD-Blu ray player spdif PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection - DAC: DC-1->XLR XPA-1 , RCA->Basx A-100 CD: Denon DCD 600 PCM 61 DAC. RCA Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD700 headphones. two pairs 12 guage each bi-wire speaker cables per monoblock Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE!!)