It is the year 2050. I wake up to the Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, echoing across the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka. The sun is rising, casting a warm orange glow over the bustling streets below. As I get dressed in a red and white kameez and make my way outside, I can't help but feel a sense of excitement and anticipation for what the day may bring. It is a very special day; it is my first Bengali New Year ever since I came back from the US.

As I walk through the crowds on this bright Bengali New Year's Day, I can't help but marvel at how much the city has changed since I was a child. The once polluted air is now clean and fresh, thanks to the widespread adoption of clean energy and transportation systems. The buildings are taller and sleeker, towering above me like glass and steel monoliths. But what excites me the most about this new era is the incredible technology that surrounds me. I can see holographic 3D ads in the sky wishing everyone a Happy New Year or in Bangla, "Shubho Noboborsho." Strangers complement each other and send over virtual flowers.

I turn on my virtual reality contact lenses as I get close to a street vendor, and suddenly a holographic menu appears before my eyes. I select my favorite New Year's dish, and the robotic arms of the vendor spring into action, preparing the meal in seconds. After I finish my food, I do a fast scan of my digital wallet and the transaction is complete. I am in awe realizing how quickly and seamlessly everything operates these days.

As I continue my walk, I notice a group of young students getting ready for our annual Bengali New Year Rally. They gather around a 3D printer, excitedly watching as their latest creation takes shape before their eyes. With the help of advanced software and materials, they can bring their wildest ideas to life in a matter of minutes. It's inspiring to see how technology has made creativity and innovation so much more accessible to everyone living in Bangladesh, getting rid of all the segregation that existed in earlier times.

After my long walk, I finally arrive to the classic Bengali New Year Fair. The air is filled with the smell of delicious food and the sound of music and laughter. I see people from all walks of life: young children running around with balloons to elders enjoying a leisurely stroll. It's a beautiful sight to behold, and I can't help but feel grateful for the lively community that surrounds me.

In the past, our city was plagued by environmental issues such as air pollution and water scarcity. But today, we have found ways to harness renewable energy sources, recycle waste, and preserve our natural resources. Thanks to advances in clean technology and a renewed commitment to environmentalism, Dhaka is on its way to becoming a model of sustainable urban living. It's amazing to think that just a few decades ago, this was a city struggling with overpopulation. But with careful planning, Bangladesh has managed to create a future that's not just livable, but truly thriving.

As we celebrate this Bengali New Year, I reflect on all the advancements made over the years as a third world country. I feel optimistic about the future. The sense of dread I had in my youth about this city's future is no longer hanging over me. Rapid change is taking place in the globe, and now it is up to us to reshape it for the betterment of everybody. I am filled with hope that we will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible and improve the world for our future generations.

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