Microsoft imagines 2019
By Brad Linder
Microsoft has put together a concept video showing what the world could look like in another 10 years. The Future Vision Montage shows a world where face to face communication is easier thanks to video walls that let students in the US interact with children across the globe with no language barriers. And it shows a world where computers and software make it easier to collaborate, share ideas, and carry your information with you at all times.
And it looks like Microsoft is betting on touchscreen devices — and hoping that its Surface technology will grow up and gain wider acceptance.
Long Zheng at I Started Something found a longer version of the video with even more goodies tucked away. Perhaps the things that surprise me the most are how much legroom you’ll have on airplanes in 2019… and the fact that Microsoft thinks there’ll still be something vaguely resembling a newspaper 10 years from now.