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A new video created by Microsoft shows how the company imagines technology will progress in the future, with mobile devices and interactive touch screens playing an even bigger role in our lives.
The 6-minute video, titled “Productivity Future Vision (2011),” is a sequel to a similarly themed video from 2009 with the same title. Each video shows hows technology adds value and real-time information to help us communicate, pursue projects and do business. Not only are the videos insightful but they’re just plain cool.
The new video includes several ideas we’ve seen recently, such as small touch-screen phones that relay incredible amount of information two ways, a Siri-like helper that’s activated by voice and touch screens on things like refrigerators and office-focused displays.
Many different concepts are on display as the video shifts from person to person, and the scenes connect in one world-spanning story. For example, a heart drawn by a mother at the beginning of the video is later seen on the interactive kitchen wall by her husband and daughter four minutes later.
Not only do these touch-screen devices help keep families in constant communication through text, voice and video, but they also make big contributions to business and education. A girl is seen doing her homework on a tablet-like device, while two businessmen work on an engineering project with the computer helping along with several steps.
As emphasized by Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone devices launched yesterday, we’re nowhere near the vision that Microsoft has laid out for us. But based on how far smart devices have come since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, it’s not hard to believe we could see these type of interactive machines and productivity apps in the next 10 years.
Watch the amazing full video below: