Ever wondered, how would it feel to instruct a machine buy telling it "bring me a coffe" or "pay my bills"? You can do it today. Err.. at least almost.
Natural language interface is an idea that is pretty well developed by now. Simple sentences can be automatically transformed to instruction codes with a high probability of being correct. So a task worded like "pay my Vodafone bill of 18.50 euros" and texted,
Twitted or Skyped to my bank can be understood by the 'robot' inside and do the payment for me. Requests can be for example: "what is my Visa card balance?" "how much did i spend in Tesco recently?", "did i pay my electricity bill this month?" and the answer
is coming immediatelly. Even more, I can imagine a call centre technology with speach-to-text capabilities, so i can just say aloud my command to the phone and hear the answer. From He, Robot.