Microsoft’s Vision of the Future

by Mark R

This YouTube video that you see here reminds me why I love the tech and gadget business. It shows what the world could look like in 2019, and it has been made better with technology.

As you can see, ten years has given us much progress including giant touch-screen displays for communication, tickets on e-paper that guide us to our next location, and completely interactive newspapers.

So who has provided us with this vision of the future? Would you believe Microsoft? This clip was given by Microsoft’s Business Division president Stephen Elop at the Wharton Business Technology Conference.

Even though this video uses a lot of special effects, you have to ask yourself if it paints a realistic depiction of where technology is headed. If you ask me, then I would say “yes”. Most of this technology demonstrated in the video clip is just an amplification of technologies that we already have now, such as the Surface and e-paper.

Let us all hope that ten years from now, the future will look like this. Then all those dreary science fiction writers will be wrong, and the future won’t be dystopian like 1984. Hopefully Microsoft will not be Big Brother.

So what do you think? Is this video clip another cog in the Microsoft propaganda machine, or is really what the future will be like? Drop me a comment with your answer.


7 reviews or comments

Richard Says: March 4, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Yes, this is all already here but just a more advanced version. I think the only real thing keeping this down is the battery technology we have now. It isn’t enough to keep these gadgets going for very long(the handheld ones)

Gallery of posts up to 03-05-2009 » Coolest Gadgets Says: March 5, 2009 at 11:38 am

[…] Microsoft’s Vision of the Future […]

Microsoft shows off its next-gen computing muscles on campuses nationwide » Coolest Gadgets Says: November 6, 2009 at 3:54 pm

[…] It really is quite amazing to see what they are working on, especially the eye-tracking. I don’t know whether that was just a special effect, but I certainly wouldn’t mind having that now. Perhaps Microsoft is one step closer to achieving that 2019 vision of the future. […]

tim Says: November 10, 2009 at 10:28 am

This will never happen. Its a nice dream tho. its all good until it rains on your e-paper and you get fried. Do you think that companies will use e-paper just to throw it away later? Imagine a trash can of epaper. That can’t be good to have a garbage dump of 1000 different kinds of e-coffee cups and e-toothbrushes. lol

Jose Says: February 2, 2010 at 8:44 am

All this from the company that brought us the zune and windows vista. I can’t wait! :D

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