Joaquín recently started his own freelance business out of college,
blending his love of design, photography and videography. He lives in a
small apartment in an up and coming urban complex by the seaport and
uses the shared co-working space as his office. He loves the global
metropolitan feel of São Paulo and spends his weekends donating his
services to various charities.
Brazilian Graphic Designer
23 years old
Joaquín gets out of bed and heads to the kitchen where coffee is already brewing
and toast popping up. As he leaves the room his platform bed rises into it’s ceiling
holding space revealing a sunken in living room space.
Joaquín enters the shared workspace in his building complex and settles in at his mobile worker desk
for the day. Joaquin uses his smart phone as his computer, and docks with a built in display and
keyboard. Building sensors automatically configure his workstation, chair, lights, desktop picture and
applications bar to his preferences. His client is charged by the hour for his office time.
Joaquín grabs a pizza at the 3D Printing food vending machine.
Surrounded by projected conference rooms around the globe, Joaquín is 3D presenting
his new design for the hoverboard launch campaign including a building print wrap.
Joaquín’s watch suggests a new walking route to dinner to avoid pollution
and traffic noise.
Joaquín sits in his living room, video conferencing with his sister in Singapore and
his parents in Porto Alegre.
Living in Tianjin, one of the fastest growing cities in Asia, Chen works for
a global corporation with team members and suppliers across the globe. A
busy executive she struggles to keep up with friends and family, and stay
on top of her health.
Diabetic Aerospace Executive
35 years old
A Self Driving Car picks up Chen in front of her apartment building to take her to a client
meeting across town. She participates in a video call with her South African supplier
Mbali. Her mobile phone activates real-time translation so they can easily communicate.
Chen scans her bracelet at her client offices to gain access. The client is notified of
Chen’s robot pet sitter takes her dog Maggie for a walk. Her refrigerator places
a grocery delivery order with her favorite local market, cross checking ingredients
for sugar levels.
Chen is notified that her new manufacturing partner for the 4D printed self-assembling
space craft has arrived. Romi, her Virtual Assistant, provides information about all
coming attendees and she walks to the front desk to greet everyone.
Chen takes a water ferry to a neighboring City Island to have dinner with friends.
The diabetes monitoring device in Chen’s ear notifies her of low blood sugar.
Chen receives a notification on her TV that she’s left secure documents on a cloud
drive open on her computer system, and the office security monitoring system has
closed the document on her behalf and shut down her computer.
Landscape Designer and Freelance
Building Manager in the U.S.
68 years old
Having worked for the same design firm for the past 31 years, Francois
enjoys having the flexibility to work on other projects and travel part of the
Francois steps into the bathroom, his shower turns on to his temperature and water
pressure preferences, the shampoo bottle calculates it will be empty in 3 days and
places an order for a new bottle to be delivered tomorrow.
Francois tends to crops on the 14th floor of the FarmScraper.
Francois is talked through fixing a faulty building air conditioner by the maintenance
center across the country via a pair of smart glasses.
Francois’s robot assistant pauses from moving landscaping supplies to remind him to
take his medication.
As Francois leaves the building, lights turn off behind him and the thermostat
is lowered for the evening.
Francois 3D prints a new tooth brush before getting ready for bed. His electronic
closet is cueing up an outfit for tomorrow with temperatures expected to drop and
a chance of rain.
Living in Mumbai, Amira is an active environmentalist in her
community and remote attending and professor for John Hopkins Hospital.
Heart Surgeon and Mother of Two
43 years old
Amira’s watch pulses as her son Donald’s moisture-sensing diaper lets her know
he needs to be changed.
Amira settles into her home office to find a warm cup of green tea brewing (Mina, her
virtual assistant, noticed she had a rough nights sleep). With a touch of a button her
sideboard table converts into an office desk.
Amira parks her bike under the Solar Farm as she stops to grab lunch to-go on her
way to the hospital for afternoon rounds.
Amira is using haptic holography to examine with her hands a deteriorating heart
valve from one of her patients scans as her students look on remotely.
Amira’s oldest child Lea is getting math help from their home robot. Her home
network suggests and displays easy 30-minute dinner recipes.
As Amira is reading, she notices a photo pop through her condo’s printer slot.
Her virtual assistant Mina surprises her with a sweet photo of Lea cuddling with the
family dog after school.