I was driving from my university to work today (a 40 minute drive), and was planning on stopping by my house to grab something to eat. I thought to myself, I am going to bake that frozen pizza. Then that got me thinking, it'd be great it I could preheat the oven before I got there. Then I thought, I'm driving, I'd kill myself if I had to open an app to set the settings. Then I thought, Siri! I do not have a 4S, just a 4. But on my drive home, I came up with this thought. I think it would be a wise move for Apple to create a Siri compliance standard. What I mean by this, much like the "Energy Star" appliances, there would be "Siri Compatible" compliances. An example of this is an oven. You could go buy a new oven, if it was Siri compliant, you could tell your phone "Preheat the oven to 400ºF, set the timer for 30 minutes". Or a thermostat (such as the one our good friend Father iPod created) that you can say things like "Siri, set the house to 68º tonight, but have it at 74º when I wake up". The things that would need to be done in this "Siri Standard" would be to require certain things, such as: 1) WiFi in the device/appliance 2) A strict quality control on the manufacturers possibilities for commands. Essentially an API for the coding of the product. IE, it MUST be able to to accept these and only these basic commands if it is a stove. No need to create a massive confusing competition of Siri compatible products. It'd be like searching for an Android phone all over again. It would have to be a standard. These devices, upon purchase, could give you a WiFi web config utility in which you input your Apple ID, and at that point listen for the Apple server to contact it after you talk to your phone. That is probably the best way to control things even when you are not home. The possibilities here I feel are endless: Stoves, thermostats, lights, refrigerators, garage doors, maybe even cars to a certain extent! Ever walk in a retail store and then wonder if you locked your car because you left your laptop in the back seat? "Siri, make sure my car is locked". Obviously Apple wouldn't want to step on their own toes in regards to things it believes it may compete with in the future, such as an Apple TV. But for a Stove? I cannot picture an iStove, but I can picture a Siri compatible stove!!! I will be writing a letter to Apple about this. What are your thoughts though?Simple standards and a licensing fee per manufacturer's product, and I believe Apple would be doing well.