A day in the life of a smart city dweller
You wake to the sound of songbirds and a gentle “sunrise” as you enter a light sleep. Your
fitness tracker knows when to rouse you for the day by tracking your
heart rate and sends an alert to your smart lights and speaker to bring
you around as gently as possible. As you enter the bathroom, your
connected mirror greets you and gives you a flash news briefing with a
summary of your day’s meetings. It warns you it might rain, but traffic
on your usual route is clear – fewer people need to drive into town now
because of remote working and more reliable public transport. You brush
your teeth with your smart toothbrush, which advises you to see your
dentist as you might need a filling, before your smart wardrobe
recommends the blue suit.
By the time you get downstairs, your coffee machine has made you the
perfect skinny cappuccino and has automatically ordered more coffee
beans as the levels are getting low.
As you eat your breakfast, your electric car knows it’s almost time to
leave so it de-ices your windscreen and warms your seat. As it runs a
diagnostic test, it notices you have a slow puncture. It checks your
calendar and schedules in an appointment with your local garage using
its online booking system. You don’t need to worry about the car’s
battery being low as it was charged to full capacity overnight when
energy usage was at its cheapest.
Just as you leave your house, the bin men come to collect your
connected bin. The bin sent an alert to your local council to say it
was getting full without you having to worry about putting it out on
the correct day. You shut the door and ask your voice-controlled smart
home system to switch off the heating and set the security alarm.
Driving to the train station, you don’t have to worry about traffic
jams caused by roadworks because your local council used 5G-enabled
sensors to prioritise maintenance and manage flow. En route, your car
hits a pothole and sends an alert to the local authority. You don’t get
stuck at traffic lights, either, because the lights now respond and
adapt to traffic patterns rather than running on a set system. As the
roads are quiet, the lights stay green all the way. This doesn’t give
you a huge amount of time to stream the latest episode of your
favourite podcast, but at least you’re not using mobile data to do so
thanks to Wi-Fi hotspots and 5G antennas lining your route.
Approaching the station, the location of empty spaces in the car park
is sent to your phone and lights on the ground guide you to the best
spot. Built-in charging plates in each space recharge your vehicle
ready for your drive home later.
As you wait for the train to pull into the station, you are shown how
many empty seats are in each carriage and each seat has plug sockets to
go with the free 5G network on the train meaning you can check your
emails before you get to the office, boosting your productivity. Once
at the other end, you use your phone to check which walking routes have
the cleanest air, monitored by 5G-enabled sensors fitted to lampposts
and buildings. Your fitness tracker sends a log of this exercise, as
well as how much you slept, to your GP who schedules a digital
appointment for later that week.
In the office, the light above your desk and the ambient temperature
has been pre-programmed based on the weather forecast, and to your
personal preference. You don’t need to worry about forgetting your work
pass, either, because facial recognition scans you and gives you
At the end of the day, you pop into the supermarket to grab some food
for dinner. Using your phone, you “open” your smart fridge at home to
view its contents. The fridge app offers suggestions for recipes you
can make with the food you already have and advises what else you need
to buy. As you take the items off the shelves, their value is
automatically added to an online checkout and when you leave the store,
your account is charged. The store’s employees are sent a notification
that you’ve removed an onion and some peppers and replenish the shelf
for the next customer. Because you didn’t have to queue for your
shopping, you’re right on time for your train, which leaves bang on
schedule. There were some leaves on the line earlier in the day, but
smart sensors and AI have ensured they’re cleared and make sure all the
trains continue to run on time.
Before you get to your front door, which also uses facial recognition
to let you in, proximity sensors have been alerted to your presence and
signal for your smart home to put the kettle on. Your heating is
already warming up, you’d put the washing on remotely from the office
before you left, and your smart lights come on as you pass through the
doorway. As you enter the kitchen, your podcast from the car carries on
playing on your smart speaker and you sit down with a cup of tea.
You’ve not had to pay for mobile data all day, you’ve saved energy on
your heating bills thanks to the smart grid and your train ticket is
cheaper because the more cost-efficient operator has passed down its
savings to its customers. You also only had to work five hours to get
everything done because your productivity has been boosted by such a
frictionless day. As you settle into bed later that night, your smart
lights mimic the setting sun and you drift off naturally.
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