Now that Android is getting Google Assistant, here%u2019s how it works - Recode. Finally, our mobile computers, also known as Smartphones, are becoming the realization of a promise for mobile computing. They are true assistants, with complete knowledge of the world and our personalities and preferences. Naturally, such an all knowing friendship comes with risks. Will they betray us? Will the knowledge be used against us? Are we becoming too reliant on machines for human decision making? All these questions need to be answered; but, in the meantime, these marvelous machines will make our lives interesting, more productive, more fun, and generally will enhance our lives in yet to be discovered ways. It is an exciting time to be alive. I hope we don't spoil it.