MicroSoft Future Vision
 

MicroSoft Future Vision

Microsoft, which is best known for software like Windows and Office, is also a research pioneer in the development of ideas and technology for homes of the future. Microsoft researchers occasionally put together videos to demonstrate what's coming soon. These are not pie-in-the-sky fantasies but the culmination of technologies well under way in research labs at Microsoft and at universities and corporations all over the world.

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Mike Elgan added this to Magic Mirrors Emerge From Fairy Tales
What Microsoft is cooking up for your kitchen. Microsoft, which is best known for software like Windows and Office, is also a research pioneer in the development of ideas and technology for homes of the future. Microsoft researchers occasionally put together videos to demonstrate what's coming soon. These are not pie-in-the-sky fantasies but the culmination of technologies well under way in research labs at Microsoft and at universities and corporations all over the world. These scenarios for using near-future technologies, or something very close to them, are very likely. About 4 minutes and 22 seconds into the most recent promotional video, called "Microsoft Future Vision," you can see Microsoft’s vision for kitchen technology. It's all very elegant and beautiful, of course. But more important is the overarching theme and direction of human interaction with home technology: Computers and technology vanish into tables and cabinet doors, and even into the refrigerator. The interface for all this breathtaking home technology is just like the evil queen’s technology — magic glass plus voice command and artificial intelligence. The glass surfaces conjure up information and ideas, video feeds and communication, all appropriate to the context of the user's intent. In all cases, items in the home look ordinary — the table looks like a table; the fridge looks like a fridge. But the table becomes an extension of the tablet a child is using, and the refrigerator door shows a picture of what’s inside, or information like family schedules and recipes.

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bethebel added this to Kitchen
October 26, 2014
kitchen technology
sherylregan added this to sherylregan's ideas
October 30, 2013
what
bustamja added this to bustamja's Ideas
October 9, 2013
Mirrors
tceazz added this to tceazz's Ideas
May 18, 2013
The future
tmstyleco added this to Integrating Technology + Home Design
April 23, 2013
Integrating function and design into everyday space
sweetlove2013 added this to sweetlove2013's Ideas
January 17, 2013
Look
sunnygilligan added this to later in life
January 2, 2013
technod out
badhairday added this to badhairday's Ideas
August 23, 2012
HCI for Kitchens
alejandro49 added this to alejandro49's Ideas
August 11, 2012
badass
victorruiz added this to victorruiz's Ideas
August 1, 2012
Glass
ssymons added this to ssymons's ideas
July 11, 2012
this looks really cool!!!!!
orawan added this to orawan's ideas
June 28, 2012
good thing and thanks a lot, Steve Jobs
JD Henley Construction added this to 22nd Century Ideas
June 7, 2012
Cannot wait to get an email from the fridge reminding me to "get milk" on the way home
pconway20 added this to pconway20's Favorites
May 30, 2012
Glass on the fridge
csschwerdt added this to my future home.
May 25, 2012
that would be cool
lttlchk added this to lttlchk's Favorites
May 16, 2012
Whaaaat?
Catie Chase added this to HMB ideas
May 16, 2012
Refridgerator idea!
robinlpendleton added this to robinlpendleton's Favorites
May 16, 2012
Awesome.
dreamshaper added this to dreamshaper's condo ideas
May 16, 2012
See through fridge door
samvee added this to samvee's Favorites
May 16, 2012
Microsoft Home Tech
cuervo added this to cuervo's ideas
May 16, 2012
Todo
lordrenalin added this to lordrenalin's Favorites
May 16, 2012
Slick!!
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