In 2050, bionic prostheses and implants are a common thing. People not only resort to augmentation due to life circumstances, but also deliberately improve their bodies — vision, hearing, cognitive abilities, etc.
The progress in bionics has also influenced the appearance of the workplace, which has become a “meta office.” Here, all employees, without exception, find it comfortable to work and rest. For example, employees with augmentations can charge their bio-implants, update their firmware or request diagnostics from in-house specialists right in the workplace.
The meta office space differs considerably from what we are used to. In conference rooms, holographic projections of employees participate in meetings just like their colleagues that are physically present. In the cafeteria, multifunctional devices, like 3D printers, prepare drinks and meals to taste and compile weekly menus. For those having a rough day, there are sensory deprivation booths to relax in and help restore mental balance.
But new opportunities bring on new challenges, such as how to integrate technology into life and the work environment intelligently and without compromising security. For example, when you are in the office, all smart devices are carefully scanned for traces of industrial espionage attempts. In addition, even tried and tested implants can be hacked, and if a criminal takes control of someone’s mechanical arm or leg, they could cause harm to the individual, colleagues and the company. That is why many bionic devices, as early as in the development stage, are equipped with Cyber Immunity, an “innate” ability to prevent attacks. At the same time, the office as a metaspace is also equipped with built-in protection against potential threats, so that every employee feels safe while at work.