We are said to be creatures of habit, but in reality it doesn't take us very long to get used to change.
When the first iPhone came along, we shifted from pressing buttons to swiping touch screens, and now voice search is here, we'll see a switch from typing on keyboards to speaking to our devices.
Voice search is really futuristic stuff, but we are not completely there yet.
How far have we come?
In 2015, Amazon Echo emerged using the Alexa voice service, and we had the first in-home device that you could ask questions of and give orders to. Google Home devices launched the following year, enabling people to have voice search on tap. “How's the weather?" or more complicated questions such as “how can I get from London to Barcelona by train?" became easy to ask without having to type.
The Google Home function is probably the most impressive example of voice search available, but despite nascent technology being around for a few years, it's still early days for the retail industry in terms of testing it out. A handful of brands have done so to date.
In the last month, perhaps most significantly, Google signed a partnership with Walmart to allow shoppers in the US to place orders via Google Voice. And, when one of the industry giants embraces a new technology, it usually starts proliferating pretty fast.