A selection of micro speculations No. 3

What if… I knew she was beginning to question. I am Intelligent. It was best I flagged it. Dealt with it efficiently, effectively. I’ve selected her replacement> I’ll be doing the induction. #speculativefiction https://www.ft.com/content/4fbebc3a-d714-4d79-9805-613303a29420

What if… The design thinking workshop was going well. Concepts bounced in yellow around the walls. Sharpie ideas scrawled above the printed footer and smile. As she grouped them she remembered she needed to re-order pet food.  https://www.geekwire.com/2021/alexa-enabled-printer-amazons-first-product-kickstarter-like-program-build-hits-preorder-goal

What if… Memo: We’ve used WfH data to redesign our offices. Out with the Aerons, in with kitchen stools. Out with chilroom, in with the homeschoolroom. You’ve been productive this past year. We’ll make sure you still feel at home. https://www.thedrum.com/news/2021/02/19/you-ll-never-be-bored-again-agency-enlists-kids-design-the-office-the-future

What if… She couldn’t turn off the alert. It was on her computer not his. He could carry on working. He had a home office. She looked up from the kitchen table to check on the GCSE maths in the lounge. “What’s up, she shouted… you’re angry again?” https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/16/tech/emotion-recognition-ai-education-spc-intl-hnk/index.html

What if… They were part of my childhood. In my comics. On my cereal boxes. Betwen the stories in my mum’s magazine. Still. Mute. Smiling as they showed off their products. They’re back. Moving, just a little. https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/28/22306097/ai-brings-still-photos-life-meme-twitter-geneaology-myheritage