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Microsoft is slowly building a science fiction future

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    Microsoft is slowly building a science fiction future

    Microsoft is known by many as the legacy business and productivity company, but how is Microsoft developing products which will enable the wonderful science fiction future? To begin, science fiction depicts a future where screens are everywhere, they recognize you and any device seems to be ready to go with your content and applications. Right now, this is not the case; devices are very much personalized to individuals but there are some emerging technologies which could change the way we interact with devices.

    Today it is possible to borrow a laptop and get access to email, and some content stored in a cloud service. Logging into social networks gives anyone with a browser access to contact information and status updates from the people they are interested in. However a web browser doesn't give access to apps or programs on desktop computers. Also any files which are not synced to the cloud cannot be accessed.

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    Hi there

    To me the real future of communication is when we can do it with a genuine hologram which we can "touch and feel".

    This isn't so "future" as you might expect -- we already have some "primitive" technology which is making this realizeable in parts.

    If you are in the UK over the new year one of the very few bits of interesting TV (change from the mindless drivel of dysfunctional families in their soaps and reality shows they seem to have over there) are the Xmas lectures for children at the Royal Institution. They were demonstrating how this technology could work using very simple apparatus - from creating the hologram, transmitting it into the lecture hall and interacting with it.

    Really fascinating stuff -- real advances in communication here - and Ms is also into this in a big way too so don't flog your Ms stock at the moment !!!.

    Christmas Lectures | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here

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