gadget.A Glimpse of the Future
This YouTube video that you see here reminds me why I love the tech
and gadget business. It shows what the world could look like in 2019,
and it has been made better with technology.
As you can see, ten years has given us much progress including giant
touch-screen displays for communication, tickets on e-paper that guide
us to our next location, and completely interactive newspapers.
So who has provided us with this vision of the future? Would you
believe Microsoft? This clip was given by Microsoft’s Business Division
president Stephen Elop at the Wharton Business Technology Conference.
Even though this video uses a lot of
special effects, you have to ask yourself if it paints a realistic
depiction of where technology is headed. If you ask me, then I would
say “yes”. Most of this technology demonstrated in the video clip is
just an amplification of technologies that we already have now, such as
the Surface and e-paper.
Let us all hope that ten years from now, the future will look like
this. Then all those dreary science fiction writers will be wrong, and
the future won’t be dystopian like 1984. Hopefully Microsoft will not
be Big Brother.
So what do you think? Is this video clip another cog in the
Microsoft propaganda machine, or is really what the future will be
like? Drop me a comment with your answer.