Tech Goes Berserk: Murphy ’s Day With Failing Medical Technology

Whatever can go wrong, will. Murphy’s law. As it can happen anytime, anywhere to anything and anyone, why would new technologies mean an exception? We imagined in a short story how a day with constantly failing technology would look in the future. Fasten your seat belts, doomsday is coming! The.Worst.Morning.Ever. Murphy slowly opened his eyes and looked around: he could hear noises from the street and his dog barking very loudly in front of the door. There was one thing he could absolutely not hear: his smart sleep alarm. When he looked down at his smartphone lying next to his bed, it was stone-dead. He jumped out of bed and tried to search for what time it is. Unfortunately, there was absolutely no electricity due to a blackout, so he couldn’t find any working electronic device with a time screen, but he suspected it should be late. Very late. He ran out of his apartment without paying attention to the fact that he was only wearing underpants. He scared the neighbor, Mrs. Mulligan, to death but she told him that it’s way after 10 am. Murphy was supersonically late from work. Luckily he didn’t have any big presentation or meeting going on. Or at least he thought – he couldn’t see his calendar either as both his computer and his phone was dead. He could find only one power bank – but he forgot to charge it fully, so it was only enough for one phone call with his boss. The call went terribly as she had called him several times...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Science Fiction AR big data device failing gadgets genetics genomics insurance medical technology sci-fi self-driving short story smart alarm smartphone VR Source Type: blogs

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