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The future?

Posted by Andrew Cooper on March 4, 2010

Long time, no blog but I thought you’d like to see this video which I came across while working on another website.  It’s Microsoft, I know, but I defy you not to smile.

It’s all very exciting, isn’t it?  I love the idea of the interactive window between classrooms in different parts of the world.  It’s also nice that it all works – not a single application crashes and there are no network connection problems. I’m a little concerned that there’s only one person who appears to be over 50 in this particular vision of the future. There are none of the balding/greying heads that you’d usually see in that business class cabin – what have they done with them all? Also, it seems that ties are back in 20?? – surely not?

There are, of course, some excellent parodies of this kind of thing around as well.  Here’s one of them.


2 Responses to “The future?”

  1. Alison said

    Newspapers look very Harry Potter!

    • Yes indeed. And mobile phones look a bit like airline tickets. My guess is that everything will have converged into one device (you can already get ‘tickets’ on your smart phone) meaning that when you lose it it becomes virtually impossible to do anything. Perhaps that’s what happened to the over 50s – forgot where they left their devices and were unable to get out of the house, board planes etc?

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