Technology is constantly changing the way we do things and we've moved in to the era of home automation. It's not super common because it's largely still quite expensive if you're going for a full wired install.
These days though there is a plethora of accessories you can use to start making your home 'smart'. More and more of us have an Alexa or Google Home (I currently have 2 Alexas. 1 for the kitchen and 1 in my bedroom) and there are lots of very affordable sockets, switches and light bulbs that you can link to your Alexa to control your electrical installation.