Microsoft has consistently been one of the top innovators in technology in the past years. To be an innovator, it requires or involves a lot of ideas, concepts and visions and Microsoft Office Labs is where their ideas and visions of the future are created.
Recently at the Wharton Business Technology Conference, Stephen Elop, Microsoft’s Business Division President unveiled the latest production from the Microsoft Office Labs called “Vision 2019“, which stars stock photos of men, women and children playing with the next-generation technology.
Here’s a short intro from the Microsoft Office Labs:
How will emerging technology improve our productivity in the years ahead? What opportunities will arise from evolving trends and global change? Microsoft has collaborated with customers, partners, and thought leaders across multiple disciplines to develop scenarios that explore how long-term trends, customer challenges, and emerging technologies might converge to improve our lives, both at work and home.
Future Vision Montage
My inner geek was just “drooling” watching these videos. I know some of the technologies featured in it are already available like the touch and multi-touch surface which we’ve seen used by CNN. But I can’t wait for the day when all of these technology would be commonly available to the public. I like the first part where the students were interacting with each other via multi-touch screen featuring real-time language translation, I wish we had that back in the days. I also like the cellphone/mobile device that the Japanese guy used to locate something and talk to the person while their conversation was automatically translated into their native language then later on used it to guide him to the location. Awesome!
How about you guys? What do you think of Microsoft’s vision of the future? Which part of the video or technology did you like the most?