Back in 2011, Microsoft presented a couple of videos around their vision of the future. At the time I posted about them HERE and HERE
So here we are 4 years later and Microsoft has again launched a video setting out their vision of the future. I must admit it doesn’t look as futuristic or exciting as the previous videos but none the less, it’s interesting to see how we may all be playing, working and learning in a few years time.
Much more on Microsofts website HERE
Well another year has passed and even though I am sure that the vision of the future included hover boards and flying cars, Santa isn’t bringing me any of these this year.
So what has changed in the last 12 months?
Often it hard to pick out those advances in technology that impact your day to day life because the don’t arrive with a big bang. The arrive bit by bit so that you think you have always done things in a certain way.
I mean 6 years ago, none of us were using Facebook or Twitter and now look.
But as I get to the end of 2012 I can’t help noticing that my life and my home is a lot more connected.
Take my living room as an example. Continue reading More connected but I still haven’t got my flying car
It’s no secret that I love to travel. See new places, experience different cultures, try different food and so on. At the same time I have to balance this against the ever increasing cost of air travel, hotel costs, tourist taxes and what have you.
But at a conference in Frankfurt a couple of years ago, one of the keynote speakers was Dr Robert Ballard who is a oceanographer and devotes his life to exploring the depths of our oceans . His big claim to fame is that it was he who discovered the wreck of the Titanic.
He talked about how technology now enabled him to explore deeper and for longer than ever before. By using robots backed up with high speed data communications, instead of flying out to a ship somewhere in the Pacific Ocean and then spending 2 hours slowly descending in a submarine to spend just 2 hours exploring before spending 2 more hours trying to get back to the surface without getting the bends, he can now do his exploration from the comfort of a university campus on the mainland.
Continue reading Virtual Tourism
A rather funny view into the future none of us want to live in.
via Your guide to the future
There would appear to be a lot of these out there right now
This time with an Office slant to it
Microsoft “Future of productivity”