It is time for smart home. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are starting to conquer our daily lives by their smartness and indefatigability. Those smart devices have no limit to their knowledge, computation ability and power. They don't get tired of helping us nor upset at us. It seems like they are the nicest assistants, but why can't we feel intimacy with them? They don't have their physical human-like (or even robot-like) figure, so it is hard to conceptualize their presence.
With this Genie Assistant, users can customize to have their desiring figure as the virtual avatar as the look of their smart assistant. It could be themselves, or it could be a movie star they admire.
The Genie shows up triggered by opening the lid of the pot, and says "How can I help you?".
My initial plan was to project onto the water vapor to give a holographic effect to the Genie, but it did not work out because the water vapor wasn't dense enough . Next time, I am planning to use a humidifier or dry ices to better show the projection and give holographic effect to the virtual Genie.