Microsoft over the past few days has gotten some buzz with some cool videos on what technology has in store for us over the next decade. This piece in BoyGeniusReport elaborates:
The video, known simply as
2019, provides a sneak peek at the future according to Microsoft. The
widespread use of surface and touchscreen devices coupled with
ubiquitous wireless connectivity provides a future worthy of any
science fiction novel.
It is an interesting watch and will be even more interesting as the future unfolds and we see which of these technologies come to fruition."
The video, running almost 6 minutes is definitely worth watching.
Microsoft's name comes up only at the very end, implying of course how the company hopes to enable a lot of this future for us, and presumably profit along the way.
The whole thing made me think of a series of ads that AT&T ran in the early 1990s, with the tag-line "You Will". YouTube has a 2-minute montage of these ads in case you need a refresher:
Again, it's amazing how much in those videos has come to pass, but it's also instructive how much of this future was made possible by companies that didn't pay for those cool ads over 15 years ago.