History of Opera course over Zoom
FaceTime with best friend from childhood
Text exchange with neighbor on the fourth floor
The schedule above seems normal enough for an ordinary, device-centric day in 2020. What makes it extraordinary is that it’s the schedule of a newly tech-enabled nonagenarian. Iris, 92, hungry for a simulacrum of in-person connection, was forced to become binary best friends with inanimate blocks of silicon and glass.
Her eyesight fading, she relies on voice assistants, learns motions and favorites productive workflows across a suite of apps and portfolio of devices. All seems passably normal