Many people, myself included, tend to latch onto new technology.
So far, I'm not particularly impressed with the current level of chatbots. They have no real understanding, but do a great job of imitating human conversation. They only understand the relationship between words in ordinary speech. The chatbots are essentially a version of Wikipedia that can hold a conversation with you.
That is all about to change. It can't be far off because there is an AI arms race going on between major companies. Eventually computer programs will talk to you with some understanding of what they are talking about. I see a future, possibly within a decade, where your computer or smartphone is your artificial friend who regularly talks to you, keeps you company, and helps you deal with any problem you may have. Better than real friends.
It is inevitable.
Right now people are pushing Augmented Reality, and although I don't see much point, it will likely be the norm in a decade. For me, it would be nice to spend time with some of my Utah friends as if they were in the room with me.