The love of my life and I have been working hard for the last several months–so much so that we’ve been anxious about our long-awaited, long overdue family trip. This latest work cycle we’ve been on has been stranger than normal for the reason that we are typically able to take at least two to three personal vacation getaway trips together on an annual basis. Since we were in the last month of the year and this would mark our first trip, the chances of us continuing that streak were now slim to none. Be that as it can, my wife and I booked our reservations to our favorite tropical destination, one that we hadn’t visited for years. Upon going, we had immediately noticed that the landscape of the place changed a lot since our last visit. What’s even more, the same could be said for the hotel room and its state-of-the-art options it had. Among them were a “smart” heating and cooling item. Aside from that, what made the new thermistor-regulated, remote controlled system so intelligent was that it had voice response. Therefore, not only is it able to adjust the room or space temperature via the thermistor–aka the heir apparent to the conventional, more well-known thermostat–or your remote, we could give the unit a set of preset commands to (a) bring up or lower the temperature, (b) increase or decrease the velocity within the air output, or (c) switch the system off (or on) once and for all. Given that this was our first and last chance to escape the wintry weather we temporarily that is left behind in our hometown, the wife and I had produced no intentions of satisfying our vacation thrills by playing with our smart HVAC joysticks. Then again, the opportunity was admittedly tempting and clearly there for any taking.