A day in my life in 2050

Narrative of an average day of a knowledge worker surrounded by innovative technologies powered by AI.

Kaushik Choudhury

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Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash

It is 24th April 2050, three in the morning in London. I have selected a suspense theme dream for tonight. A biometric chip implanted in my wrist monitors my circadian sleep rhythm. The advancement in our understanding of human brains and the machine-human interface made it possible to control most human emotions and dreams. As the dream story end, a musical alarm wakes me up precisely at the end of the rapid eye sleep cycle to awake fresh and energetic.
The biometric chip informs an AI assistant that I am awake now. The AI assistant abreast me with the weather, full-day appointment snapshot, and crucial health stats. Then, as I perform my daily routine, the sensors implanted in the washroom quickly analyse saliva and other bodily discharge. It looks for any aberration in my current health readings and, with the help of AI, extrapolates the data points to predict any proactive warnings. Thankfully, I didn’t get any notification after the checks, and everything looks good.

While getting ready for the office, I wear the contact lens with augmented and virtual reality capability. My wife is away in a different city for a business meeting. Still, we always eat breakfast together unless in a different time zone. At the breakfast table, we have the company of each other with augmented reality, and it feels as if we are in the same room.
At nine o’clock I will start my work day with the first meeting with my team. Thanks to the exponential development in augmented and virtual reality powered by artificial intelligence, people have stopped travelling to the office since 2035. The covid pandemic in 2019 also played a big part in this shift. The best part is I do not need to change my casual attire for the meeting — the augmented reality will display that I am wearing a formal coat and tie. As I log in to my virtual office with a smart contact lens, I see all my team members sitting virtually around the table. Machines have been doing heavy and laborious work since the industrial revolution. Now, in 2050, intelligent computers powered by artificial intelligence also perform mundane, monotonous, rule-based tasks. Nowadays, the main job for knowledge workers like us is…

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Kaushik Choudhury

Kaushik Choudhury is an experienced Supply Chain Strategy and Digital Transformation manager in one of the Big 4 Consulting firm in the UK.