I woke up today and discovered that I live in the future

And for a long time. I just did not notice it.

I wake up. Ba, I barely wake up, not even opening my eyes. On my face I feel a gentle breeze of cool air, slipping into the interior through the roof window, which opened itself a few moments earlier, knowing that it is not raining and that the temperature is high enough that this opening does not unnecessarily reduce the house.

I open my eyes. Through a large balcony window I can see the trees swaying gently. Only a few days ago, at the same time, I would see a blind instead of them - because this one does not rise if the heat is announced. Otherwise, I would have to leave the bedroom, with the window facing east, before 6 am, because the heat would be unbearable. Luckily, I would not leave her in the dark nor slept through the lack of light. A small army of light bulbs and lamps in my room makes sure that it illuminates steadily with the sunrise. Regardless of whether it will be hot or not - I have my own private east.

But today it has to be relatively cold. Today is supposed to be a nice day.

So I drag myself out of bed and go down the stairs. Just in time to see the lamps in the whole house go out, because the lights from outside are enough to illuminate the whole interior of the house.

I go through the hallway to the kitchen. Of course, bare foot, because just before I got up, the floor in the kitchen, hallway and bathroom was relatively precisely cleaned by a robot-vacuum cleaner. I promise myself that this weekend I am going to use a hand-held vacuum cleaner to improve here and there, in places where the robot can not handle it. Then I forget about this promise - I will put it again one more time the next day at the same time. Eventually, regularity is half the battle.

I'm still sleepy and reach for the container with food. I put in precisely (ok, just as) measured portions of a little appetizing powder, I pour water and mix. I never thought I would eat like that for most of the day. I also never thought that I would order breakfast, lunch and dinner by courier from Germany.

However, I do not think about it for too long. I press the play button on the speaker, which is completely wirelessly connected to the other, creating a surprisingly good sounding (for the price) stereo set. Not only that - at the first set-up the speakers (with my little help) themselves determined how they should play, to best complement each other and fill the whole room with sound. And it works.

Where does music come from? I do not know, I'm not interested. Maybe from some server in Germany, maybe in Britain, maybe from the United States. I do not have CDs for a long time, I do not even have to listen to them. Even my carefully built (and probably not entirely legal) MP3 collection from the time of youth evaporated somewhere. It was simply not needed.

I drink a sweet slush, which will last for a few good hours, unless I go for a jog, and look at my watch. Yes, I did not sleep very well. Yes, I worked until late, and then I read - obviously not a paper book, but its digital equivalent. I also try to get rid of paper books from home - for years they have been only a habitat of dust and poor decoration.

Thinking about books, I promise myself - this is another eternally unfulfilled promise - that I will go to sleep earlier today. The watch, however, does not have mercy and does not listen to my translations. I slept badly, I have recovered badly, and today's training should be lighter. Ok watch, let it be.

I embrace and go out to run. The watch knows exactly when I'm peeling - hurrying me - and when I exaggerate - reprimanding and recommending peace. While still training, I know that I will probably spend more time than running on deep into the thicket of fascinating charts and statistics. Sometimes I wonder if I'm just running so that I can sit down and see how I was running. Well, every motivation is good.

I'm going back home, I'm getting over again, and then I'm going to the powder food again. Fast, convenient, even a bit tasty, although without unforgettable experiences. The ground, so that the body does not scream, I starve it.

This time during consumption, I do not turn on the music anymore. I reach for a small black box in which all human wisdom is closed. And by the way all human stupidity - although in this case I'm not sure if there are any limits.

This box, moreover, provides me with almost unlimited possibilities. I can check almost everything at any time. I can contact almost anyone at any time. I could go around the whole world, supporting only this box. I could forget to take everything with me (maybe outside the charger), but with this little box I would survive. Fascinating.

Fascinating all the more because after a while I put the box in my pocket.

It's been over an hour to work, so I have time to jump into the store. Of course, I do not take my wallet with me - I do not even know where he is. Ie. I could check it out at any time, but in total I do not want to. Unnecessary ballast, which I will not use anyway.

I look at the car keys lying on the cabinet. There is only one set, and that means that the girl took our car to work. We do not have a second one, but it is not needed at all. After all, I do not have to drive my car - I can drive someone else.

I reach for the phone and check if there are any free cars in the area for those few minutes of driving. Is. I reserve. I get to the car, open it - of course with a smartphone - I run - of course without a key - and move. Not hearing any sound when the engine - the car is electric, and this is not only someone has it for me, but loads, I do not have to worry about coverage. Yes it can be.

During the ride, I also remember that it is high time to pay a few bills. I know that when I get to the store, I will not remember it anymore. So I say a magic password, calling a digital assistant in my phone, and I ask her to remind me in an hour to pay my bills. He happily confirms, I am happily 30 seconds later forgetting that I had to do anything.

I'm reaching the shop area, but I do not park at the entrance.

On the contrary - I park a bit further, because otherwise I risk being criticized by the watch, according to which I should go a few steps every day. Ok, watch, you won again. I will go.

I leave someone else's electric car where I'm comfortable. On the short way to the shop from meditations on whether to pay with a smartphone or watch, I get the notification on the second one. This is a security camera in front of the house. So I reach into my pocket for a phone call to see who is hanging around in front of my house. Luckily, it's just a courier who gets to the door with a lot of determination. I know him, I have his number, so I quickly call to put the package on the porch (ok, the place where the veranda will be, sometime), and I will take it back later. The world saved, one less.

In the store, of course, I do not even part with the smartphone for a moment. And I have to check if the product is healthy (seriously someone once tried to remember all these E?), And the girl sitting at work just added something to the shopping list - in the end I cook for it, my desire for catering satisfying the powder.

The list is over, I go to the cash register, on the way, taking a few more business matters through the communicator. I put the phone in my pocket, I put out the tape products and I promise that I will pay by card. Instead of the card, however, I put a watch on the terminal, hoping that I would create at least a slight interest on the face of the saleswoman. Nothing, it's completely unshakeable. Apparently, I'm not the first.

It's time to go home. I have a lot of options to choose from. I can rent a car again for a few minutes. I can rent a bike and give it to one of the stations. I can borrow an electric scooter that will take me to the house without any effort. However, I choose a slightly more traditional streetcar, in which, of course, I pay the watch again, after choosing the appropriate ticket on the ticket machine on the touch screen. At the same time I realize that my money does not flow to the seller from the account of a real bank, and some online creation that probably does not even have a banking license in Poland. But what is there - in the end I only keep a few dozen zlotys one time, and if I run out - I can top up my account in a few seconds.

Within a few seconds after coming home, I have to find myself in front of a computer. I'm sorry - at work. I am, of course, up to date, because I've seen all the more important things still in the tram, on the smartphone.

It promises to be a few or a dozen or so hours of fascinating (and I say it without sarcasm) work, in which I speak with people from all over Poland on one screen, and on the other - from other distant corners of the world. In my free time, on the next screen, I look at materials that can help me make better photos in the future or write better texts. And no - I have no idea who created them and where he lives. Sometimes it's the United States. Sometimes Great Britain. And sometimes, for example, Qatar. Good content does not know geographic barriers these days.

I still peek out of curiosity, what happened to the company from which I bought a smart spider . Ok, they were taken over by another company, which is now planning to make clothes that help the elderly to move, supporting them with their external muscles . Ok, it may be useful to me, looking at the condition of my spine.

And so while sitting and working, I wonder when in the end another car will come to me for testing. Another car in which I will check how far you can get on the highway without a significant share of the driver ...

Some say: it used to be. I say: now it is!

And I immediately add: and it will still be!

I am, of course, fully aware that probably every generation (or at least a large part of them) was and is convinced that it is during his lifetime that the most is happening. And I will not even make the point that my generation is the chosen one.

However, it is fascinating how quickly all these new products have become an absolute and unnoticeable standard. While I have made this story a little bit (but only by gluing everything in one day - nothing is invented), I really woke up one day, made most of the above list, and only at evening I realized that my life it starts to look like it was in my childhood only in science-fiction movies. Only a handheld messenger was missing here, but we already have it - I just did not paste this fragment into the text, because I'm currently using another watch that can not. Yet.

I was also surprised at how discreetly all these elements of the future puzzle got into my life. Discreet enough that for months, maybe even years, I did not pay attention to the fact that I use mostly products that did not exist in my youth. Those whose existence I could not even imagine.

That it would not be - this youth is not so far away. According to the calendar, I am 31 years old, although opinions on this subject are divided. Garmin claims I'm 20 years old. The girl in turn - that I have 12 or 13. But it does not change the fact that what my day looks like, how my house works, how I work, how I use life, and even how I eat, has changed in just a few years.

And I can not wait for the moment when I can see what new things will bring us next years.

Because yes - now it is, but it will be soon!



I woke up today and discovered that I live in the future

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