Tech Resonance In Modern Day Life: Following a daily routine of a millennial who lives and breathes by technology.
“Gangu Bai, where were you during the past 2 days? Look, what a mess my home has been deteriorated into and it’s all because of your negligence”. Dr Rashi Chawla, senior consultant with a prestigious hospital in Delhi NCR, overhears her mom scolding their maid at around 6.30 AM, in a familiar tone filled with disgust, while getting drawn to consciousness from deep sound sleep the voice sends a line of worry across her face causing her forehead to shrink. The following moment, she gets up in haste to be with her Mom and to calm things down, like she has always been doing as a responsible daughter and an elder sister, but only to find her asleep in stillness in adjoining room. Good heavens!! That was just some past scenario but which keeps haunting her mind rarely, but still, modern day eminent physician needs to bury it deep to cast thoughts and efforts towards better healthy future.
Led by affection soaked in nostalgia, she regards Mom but withdraw herself from room instantaneously, fearing the smartness programmed into their AC would re-adjust the pre-set room temperature otherwise, sensing addition in human body into the room and the resulting coolness would be unbearable to her frail mother.
Walking across the drawing room, she calls on her younger brother Kunal, who gets up and enters washroom to be launched into his respective day and field.
Dr. Rashi picks up her robot vacuum cleaner (which is referred to as Gangu, yes, masculine version to Gangu Bai) and turns it into the motion with edge mode on and goes into washroom to get relieved. Returning back, she grabs her health watch and makes smooth way downstairs to the jogging park of their society simply to keep up the commitment of completing 10,000 steps daily amid the lush greenery. In the meantime, Gangu completes the task and has now retired to the socket, dedicated to it for self-charging in the corner on the low battery condition.
However, with her health watch on, she is able to keep track of BP and sugar levels among various other health aspects she is pretty acquainted with, being a doctor.
She moves up to her apartment taking baby-steps on stairs and by purposefully avoiding elevator and finds Kunal to be readying for the day and has even prepared and spared breakfast for his Mom and sister too. Thanking and bidding bye to him, she makes way into the bathroom as storage water heater alerts her on smartphone about the time to take a shower and that the water is warmed up as was set to be necessary. She, in some way, obliges her digital mate and joins it in bathroom.
Coming back, she has breakfast with Mom who is awakened by now and giving final finishing touch to breakfast and even readies and packs her lunch.
Packs crucial hospital documents in bag and patients’ papers highlighting prognosis and so forth and applies sanitizer, all arms and feet.
Now, Dr Rashi checks for driver who confirms his presence in the compound and leaves for hospital by bidding bye to Mom. But before reporting to the hospital, she stacks used plates and dishes into the dishwasher so that by the time she returns in evening, she finds every bit of crockery spotlessly clean without any help of anyone such as that irregular Gangu Bai of the past. Tech makes things swift and sophisticated.
Getting settled in the sprawling backseat of their SUV with her bag containing documents and laptop, she checks the schedule of patients possibly lined up to appear for OPD later ahead on her smartphone. As the vehicle joins others moving on busy road, she invokes the CCTV app rested on her smartphone and checks the video footage of her hospital compound and wards of the preceding night. Even though, the hospital security tightly lies in hands of upright security agency widely regarded for efficiency but still, she is in a habit of glancing at the scene from her prism too.
Besides, this is on her insistence that the hospital authorities have got some of their medical staff equipped with body cameras too, so as to help them put clear picture when they are manhandled by patients’ relatives and also to keep the staff under check from giving undue favours to anyone out of some greed or whatever.
Reaching hospital, she crosses the hall and passing through wards, reaches her room and adjusts things before getting launched into the OPD routine and asks for tea. Just then, OPD starts and patients appear one after the other non-stop greeting, blessing, bowing and blowing before her out of illness and she patiently checks for the root cause among them and consults fellow doctors about specific cases.
After going through all appointments and meeting with patients and setting them straight, she feels free, takes a brief rest and walks out to meet healthcare staff and into the garden for a stroll. Following this, she returns after some time and has her lunch. In the meantime, she also peeks into her drawing room, balcony and other rooms and finds her Mom mingling with other members of their residential society, through her smartphone.
Thinking she has to appear for remote consultation with overseas patients online, she notices degraded power meter and she commands her mobile phone to set its big being (laptop) on charging. (Pssssst smart plug which is controlled and managed by voice command).
And another command to set the lights on back in home and schedules her AC to run and adjusts the room temperature as well , yes, thanks to IoT technology, smart connected home systems are here and have transformed our lives 360 degrees.
She consults a handful of patients and pacifies their concerns by recommending appropriate therapeutic points and checks for the chauffeur and returns home to be with her loved ones and to repose and to re-energize for the coming day.
Truly, digital resonance in every moment of our daily life and it is indeed amazing that technology has captured every action of our daily life and has transformed our living significantly. The story holds a great similarity with billions of other professionals, like Dr Rashi Chawla, who are active in various fields and industries across the world, but the touch of technology is common.
Truly profound, tech resonance in our moments.