Have you seen Microsoft’s latest ‘visions’ of the future?

If you haven’t seen it by now, there has been a video floating around the web about Microsoft’s vision of the future, including a wide arrangement of vision types.

Here’s the basic Future Vision Montage if you haven’t seen it:

That video is composed of other videos including:

1. Health Future Vision (June 2007)

2. Retail Future Vision (April 2004)

3. Banking Future Vision (July 2005)

4. Manufacturing Future Vision (June 2006)

5. Productivity Vision (2009?) – personal favorite of mine, considering how in-depth and long it is

http://cid-c85b6e7dc1160ed5.skydrive.live.com/embedrowdetail.aspx/PublicDocuments/Microsoft|4s2019FutureVisionMontage|5HD|6.mpg

http://cid-c85b6e7dc1160ed5.skydrive.live.com/embedrowdetail.aspx/PublicDocuments/MicrosoftOfficeLabsVirtualPresskit-ImageGallery/MicrosoftOfficeLabsVirtualPresskit-ImageGallery.zip

Here are some intriguing snapshots I took from some videos:

Future Windows Mobile?

Future Windows OS UI? Or a version for multi-touch surfaces?

 

Interesting links to look at:

http://www.officelabs.com/projects/productivityfuturevision/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.officelabs.com/projects/futurevisionmontage/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.istartedsomething.com/20090228/microsoft-office-labs-vision-2019-video/

http://www.istartedsomething.com/20090317/behind-vision-2019-interview-with-ian-sands-office-labs-director-of-envisioning/

http://www.onten.net/blogs/larry/Inside-Microsofts-2019-Vision-Video/

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Have you seen Microsoft’s latest ‘visions’ of the future?

  1. Why does it frighten me that the NSA is moving a large part of its surveillance operations into an unused Sony warehouse in Dallas which is within a stone\’s throw away from the Microsoft facility which would keep all of our Protected Health Information safe in a national database? I\’m sure that it\’s only a coincidence.Peace, Doc

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s