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Windows 7: The future is amazing, and Microsoft has video to prove it


29 Oct 2011   #1

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The future is amazing, and Microsoft has video to prove it



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This might be as close as we’re going to get to a time machine. Unless they’re working on that, too.
Microsoft this morning is premiering a new video that shows how the company believes technology is poised to evolve over the next five to 10 years, based on the trends its researchers and engineers are seeing in software, devices, displays, sensors, processors and intelligent systems.
It’s a follow-up to the popular “Microsoft 2019″ video, developed in 2008 and first shown publicly in 2009. The latest video builds on some of the themes from its predecessor and takes everything further.
As the new video opens, special eyeglasses translate audio into English in real-time for a business traveler in Johannesburg. A thin screen on a car window highlights a passing building to show where her meeting will be the next day, based on information from her calendar. Office workers gesture effortlessly to control and reroute text and charts as the screens around them morph and pulse with new information.
And on and on from there, making our modern-day digital breakthroughs seem like mere baby steps on the road to a far more spectacular future.
The scenes reflect Microsoft’s belief that intelligent systems will bring information to us when we need it, allowing us to work effortlessly across devices and focus on the things we’re trying to do — while keeping us from struggling with or even being conscious of the underlying technology.
More : The future is amazing, and Microsoft has video to prove it - GeekWire

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29 Oct 2011   #2

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It's going to be an amazing ride into technologies ever changing future. We just need to make sure that it serves us and we don't end up serving it !
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29 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Too bad we'll all be dirt-poor in 10 years instead while the few remaining rich greedy b@#$ards get all the tech toys...
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30 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

No doubt the future will be very exciting with high technology!
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30 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

Read Gary Gibson: "Final Days". In this story, devices, displays and information are contained in contact lenses, specific to each user. They even act to make credit/debit transfer and cash money is at last redundant. Science fiction maybe, but part of the same future shock. As miniaturisation of hardware goes further along its exponential path, and the pressure to make information transfer faster throws up better solutions, what else can we expect?
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30 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post


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This might be as close as we’re going to get to a time machine. Unless they’re working on that, too.
Microsoft this morning is premiering a new video that shows how the company believes technology is poised to evolve over the next five to 10 years, based on the trends its researchers and engineers are seeing in software, devices, displays, sensors, processors and intelligent systems.
It’s a follow-up to the popular “Microsoft 2019″ video, developed in 2008 and first shown publicly in 2009. The latest video builds on some of the themes from its predecessor and takes everything further.
As the new video opens, special eyeglasses translate audio into English in real-time for a business traveler in Johannesburg. A thin screen on a car window highlights a passing building to show where her meeting will be the next day, based on information from her calendar. Office workers gesture effortlessly to control and reroute text and charts as the screens around them morph and pulse with new information.
And on and on from there, making our modern-day digital breakthroughs seem like mere baby steps on the road to a far more spectacular future.
The scenes reflect Microsoft’s belief that intelligent systems will bring information to us when we need it, allowing us to work effortlessly across devices and focus on the things we’re trying to do — while keeping us from struggling with or even being conscious of the underlying technology.
More : The future is amazing, and Microsoft has video to prove it - GeekWire
The future is amazing?

Not really!!

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03 Nov 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

At this amazing rate of technology advancements it will be a fully amazing day for us to be able to enjoy and love the new technology.
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03 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I am definitely going to have one of those when it comes out
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03 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I concur with John Gruber on this - these videos serve no purpose for a company but some cheap, but in the long run, useless and soon forgotten publicity.

Plus this:
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Josh Farmer deconstructs Microsoft’s “Future Visions” concept video:

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There is no difference between a tap that selects, records, enters a chat, or backtracks. And no one is confused about this.
This is what I mean about making fake bullshit rather than real things. When you’re designing a science fiction UI, you can yadda-yadda-yadda over all the little details that would be involved in designing something real — a cohesive and complete system. When you’re designing a real UI, the little details are everything.
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03 Nov 2011   #10

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Having had the (misfortune?) to work with Visionaries (who liked to be referred to as "Futurists"!) at a previous company, from my experience, the farther their visions were from current reality, the more popular THEY were.

They did not see their roles as laying out a detailed "roadmap" for getting from here to there; instead, they saw themselves as putting in place an awe-inspiring goal for the rest of us to strive to achieve. Impediments like no technology in place, or even in the works, to achieve their visions, were only seen as "uninteresting".

So yeah, all of this would be really COOL! But will any of us around today live long enough to see this in our daily lives? Unless you're too young to be able to read this, the realistic answer is "probably not".
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