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The 12 First Days of Christmas Future (Sung to the tune of “The 12 Days of Christmas”)

By Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington, April Koury, and Helena Calle

On the first day of Christmas in 2019, my true love sent to me: An AI gift-giver assistant on my smartphone to help me pick the best presents for my loved ones.

On the first day of Christmas in 2020, my true love sent to me: A smart Christmas card that changes its shape and greeting on each of the 12 days of Christmas.

On the first day of Christmas in 2021, my true love sent to me: A Cooking robot who prepared our Christmas dinner, including a 3D printed Christmas pudding.

On the first day of Christmas in 2022, my true love sent to me: My family arriving in autonomous cars and personal drones, robot Christmas carolers, and an augmented reality Santa who delivers every present.

On the first day of Christmas in 2023, my true love sent to me: A live holographic representation of my extended family from across the world, sat around our dinner table.

On the first day of Christmas in 2024, my true love sent to me: My first nutritionally customized laboratory -grown turkey with all of the vegetables sourced from a local vertical farm.

On the first day of Christmas in 2025, my true love sent to me: A fully immersive physical and visual experience of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, including experiencing the smells and sounds of walking through London’s cold, misty streets.

 

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