Right now I have Android phones and Chromebook, but I am constantly battling Google's efforts to force me to waste time or money. My Android devices, I only select ones I can unlock, then I can insert anti-Advertisement software so I can use the device as efficiently as possible. With my Chromebook I have plugins/extensions to do the same thing.
My battle with Amazon involves using 3rd part tracking services to inform me when the thing I want is discounted.
Right now I only have the EufyLife Smartplug to do basic remote on/off of appliances.
I see the battle looming however between "smart" systems which use voice to insert themselves into your decisions and make less-smart (more expensive) decisions for you so you are forced to buy products based on how much money they pay Amazon or pay Google to make the decision for you.
I see Anker via Zolo, Roav brands is inserting itself into this battle.
Are you concerned about this at all - it making "smarter" decisions (actually making you spend more money) at all? Are you ambivalent? Are you against?