The Most Wonderful Wonders – The Smartest Ville

from the High-Tech Senior Center Transportation Blog Series

by Dr. Katie Canty, Ed.D. of Senior Tech Academy

seniortechacademy@yahoo.com

     “I bought a smart phone to make me smart, but I ain’t got smart too good, yet? But. I did quit smoking that Smart cigarettes cause I likes the Beets Cigs brand better now.”

In the town of Smartville 2118, smart cars drive and fly themselves around with and without passengers. Smart phones do not exist anymore because they did not make purchasers any smarter as shown by the grammar in paragraph one.  People talk via tattoo like skin patches to cars, houses, and petnoids. Petnoids is a new term, I just copyrighted meaning a conversational, thinking, robotic, synthetic pet animal usually accompanied by a human or humanoid.  Some humans even chat romantically with a humanoid Mr. or Mrs. Right—the newest trophy digital life partner. A humanoid is part human and part machine.

“Chance, let me see what is going on in the children’s play space.” The name of this Nano-house is Chance. The house can only care for its 2 homeowners and up to 2 children. Children can be human, humanoid, and synthetic. I see that this newest Nano-tech housing development is magnificently teched-out with its own artificial intelligence operating systems for everything needed for activities of daily living. Strangely, there are no pharmacies like there used to be on every corner. There are mega-senior centers that look like Disney magic kingdoms and church buildings still around, though. It is enough to make one wonder how we ever survived the prehistoric, non-Nano-tech digital ages!

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