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Microsoft has debuted a new video that shows what it imagines the future of technology will hold in the next five to 10 years, and it includes massive touchscreens, Siri-like voice controls, and Microsoft’s Surface tablet.

While Microsoft has shown us several astounding visions of the future before, this video is more of a practical take on what we will actually see rather than what can be imagined. And because this Microsoft, it has cameos of Windows Phone and Surface as devices that interact with large touchscreens and voice commands.

The video was put together to showcase the opening of Microsoft’s Envisioning Center, which focuses on making improvements to our daily lives with technology. Microsoft writes about the Envisioning Center in a blog post:

The facility encompasses scenarios at home, at work and places in between, and is inspired by our product teams, Microsoft Research and by the trends across the industry. I like to think of it as a concept car that allows us to share what it might be like to experience future technologies with visitors, get their feedback, tweak, remix and discuss. It’s all part of advancing the trends we think have the greatest potential.

As part of today’s opening, we put together a short video that gives a sense of what’s inside – and while none of these ideas are meant to be predictive about our products, they do highlight some of the key trends we’re investing in, such as machine learning and NUI. They also give you a sense of where these technologies could lead us over the next five to ten years.

Check out the video above to see Microsoft’s latest vision of the future.


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