Learning to build voice user interface is a great skill to have as devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home are gaining popularity. Amazon is currently running an incentive program this July (2018) for people developing Alexa Skills. You develop a new skill and get a limited-edition Alexa developer T-shirt! If more than 100 customers enable and use your skill in the first 30 days of publication, you could also receive an Echo Dot.
Necessity is the mother of innovation. Always was, still is.
From inventing the wheel because boxes and cubes were hard to push around by themselves, humanity has come a long way. But our thirst for ultimate comfort keeps us at it.