One of the first things I do after I wake up in the morning is check the weather app on my iPhone. Not only does it tell me what the current temperature is, it tells me what the high for the day is going to be, whether it’s going to be a sunny or cloudy day, if there will be any rain or high winds, what the humidity is, what the air quality is, what time the sun will be setting. And also displays the ten day forecast.
Right before my wife and I left the house this morning, I said to my Google Nest Home Hub, “Hey Google, what’s the weather today?” and “she” gave me the rundown.
I got in my electric car and the infotainment screen lit up and showed me the current temperature, humidity, and a cartoon-like drawing of the yellow sun being partially obscured by clouds.
When we got to our destination I asked my car’s infotainment system if there was any rain in the forecast in the next two hours and was assured that there wasn’t.
I looked at my wife and said, “Do you remember when, in order to know what the forecast was, we had to call the weather number on our landline phones and would get a recorded message that was updated every hour? It would tell us the current temperature and weather conditions for the next hour.”
She smiled, rolled her eyes, and said, “Yes, I remember. I even remember the number. It was 555-1212.” We both got a good laugh at that.