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    Microsofts little screen big screen interactive Future


    . Giant interactive surfaces will complement the more mobile variety of today. That's how Microsoft sees the future.
    Walk up to a massive interactive screen with a Surface tablet, tap it, and, voila, now you're working on the big screen. Or project your Windows phone screen onto a larger surface.
    Read more at the source.

    Microsoft's little-screen, big-screen interactive future | Microsoft - CNET News

    This is the future as I imagined it.


    Last edited by Brink; 02 Mar 2013 at 01:42. Reason: embedded video

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    This is the future as I imagined it.
    It does remind me a bit of some of the more nightmare-ish visions of the future that other people have imagined though.

    "Parlor walls" in Farenheit 451 spring to mind.

    There was also a thought-provoking TV series in the UK called Black Mirror; one of the programmes in Series 1 (15 Million Merits) showed someone whose living space was basically a small cubicle with screens on every side, driven by gestures rather than touch.

    Which sounds great until you realise you can't turn the advertising off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    This is the future as I imagined it.
    It does remind me a bit of some of the more nightmare-ish visions of the future that other people have imagined though.

    "Parlor walls" in Farenheit 451 spring to mind.

    There was also a thought-provoking TV series in the UK called Black Mirror; one of the programmes in Series 1 (15 Million Merits) showed someone whose living space was basically a small cubicle with screens on every side, driven by gestures rather than touch.

    Which sounds great until you realise you can't turn the advertising off...
    Now that bit I never imagined, McDonalds Advertising on the kitchen wall.
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    Hi there
    What's that Tom Cruise movie --- "Future Crime" / "Pre-Crime" or something like that. There's a load of those devices there.

    Looking at your image -- not sure how you'd get those pieces of kit into some of the places where I've worked in -- the space shown in your image would probably fit 40 people in some of the "offices" I've been to in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Now that bit I never imagined, McDonalds Advertising on the kitchen wall.
    Could happen. All the datacentres that populate the fancy screens need to be paid for somehow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Now that bit I never imagined, McDonalds Advertising on the kitchen wall.
    Could happen. All the datacentres that populate the fancy screens need to be paid for somehow...
    Guess we'll never have those devices then.

    McDonald's Pulls Out Of Iceland

    The economy has recovered greatly since 2009 -- but the Big Mac is still nowhere to be seen. Can't say I'm sorry either. Just look at the long supply chains for processed meat where even the big supermarkets don't know where their products come from or even worse what's in them - certainly the label on the packaging is often at variance with the goods supplied -- look at the "Horsemeat Burger" scandals going through Europe currently.

    Horsemeat scandal | UK news | The Guardian

    Mind you perhaps the losing runners at Exeter 14.00 should be destined for the Dinner table !!!!.

    Cheers
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    I can see it now. Shortly after that is released upon us. More people will develop complex mental issues and go off the deep end because their computer doesn't have time for them anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    I can see it now. Shortly after that is released upon us. More people will develop complex mental issues and go off the deep end because their computer doesn't have time for them anymore.
    Those complex issues are already here, haven't you seen people tapping away at their phone and walking into canals or into the side of a bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    I can see it now. Shortly after that is released upon us. More people will develop complex mental issues and go off the deep end because their computer doesn't have time for them anymore.
    Those complex issues are already here, haven't you seen people tapping away at their phone and walking into canals or into the side of a bus.
    Hi there
    Don't forget also the increasing "Phone Rage" of 3rd parties who just (probably rightfully) decide enough is enough and beat the phone user to pulp after they've had it to the eyeballs sitting in a crowded space from which they can't move away from with some idiot yelling and screaming into his / her mobile phone .

    I almost feel like doing that myself the next time I hear a person on a mobile yelling "I'm on the Train". .....

    My next post will probably come from inside a Jail cell !! after I've been done for GBH. Sometimes I feel it would be worth it though -- no bills, free board and lodging etc etc. -- In this country (IS) the jails are better equipped and more comfortable than some people's Homes !!!.

    Please Airlines -- No mobiles !!!! Imagine a flight from London to LA (10 hrs approx.) with a noisy phone user in the next door seat -- give me a screaming Baby instead !!!.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    I can see it now. Shortly after that is released upon us. More people will develop complex mental issues and go off the deep end because their computer doesn't have time for them anymore.
    Those complex issues are already here, haven't you seen people tapping away at their phone and walking into canals or into the side of a bus.
    Hi there
    Don't forget also the increasing "Phone Rage" of 3rd parties who just (probably rightfully) decide enough is enough and beat the phone user to pulp after they've had it to the eyeballs sitting in a crowded space from which they can't move away from with some idiot yelling and screaming into his / her mobile phone .

    I almost feel like doing that myself the next time I hear a person on a mobile yelling "I'm on the Train". .....

    My next post will probably come from inside a Jail cell !! after I've been done for GBH. Sometimes I feel it would be worth it though -- no bills, free board and lodging etc etc. -- In this country (IS) the jails are better equipped and more comfortable than some people's Homes !!!.

    Please Airlines -- No mobiles !!!! Imagine a flight from London to LA (10 hrs approx.) with a noisy phone user in the next door seat -- give me a screaming Baby instead !!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I love it when the seatbelt lights go off on landing and everybody whips out their phones and starts twittering.
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