In the future, computers and data everywhere

I love watching visions of the future from technology companies. Not only are they usually thinking ahead of most of us, they also are trying to actually create the future they envision. Here’s a thought-provoking video from Microsoft about what our lives may be like in the years to come. Does this resonate with you?

[cross-posted at CASTLE’s new blog, Education Recoded]

7 Responses to “In the future, computers and data everywhere”

  1. The future looks confusing. Clean, but confusing.

  2. What I notice most is what’s missing – a desktop or laptop or tablet – computing seems to be built into everyday devices (and the air).

  3. This seems rather silly. Why do people need to go anywhere for meetings anymore? Just so that they can pad their expense accounts?

    An odd vision of the future.

  4. Oh, and note also that nobody in this short is doing anything, really. Productivity at it’s finest.

  5. Yeah, they are all creating trivial mashups of someone else’s stuff. Where are the people doing deep original analysis?

    Also, everyone in this future is young and lives in a wealthy place. The real future has young people in poor countries and old people in rich countries. That’s the problem we need to address and this shows me that Microsoft doesn’t get it.

  6. Dear Mr. Mcleod,
    In your post, “In the Future, computer and data everywhere” I can imagine how school, medicine, business, and life will all be greatly altered because of the advances in technology. If the advancements in the video become reality school will be totally change. Instead of carrying around a big book we will be given a tablet that will contain everything that we would ever need. We will be able to communicate with our teachers and have discussions to make us more inventive and resourceful learners. We can also collaborate with people all over the world and learn what they believe and why. We will be able to see how other people live from the comfort of our school, office or even out very own house. Our business will become a lot more connected and intertwined with the world because the world is really at out finger tips. Goods and ideas can be shared and talked about to make changes that will help the seller become more successful. If the technology shown in “In the Future, computer and data everywhere” becomes actuality our world would instantly become connected through a screen.

  7. In this video I see a hyper-obsession with data. It seems as if the technology is using the people more than the people are using the technology. Fredrick Taylor would be proud.

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