I’m a sucker for artistic interpretations of the future, and Microsoft has a pretty compelling look at computer interfaces that may appear down the road. Now like most of these visions, the squeaky-clean, sanitized future and utopian-factor is cranked pretty high. It would be amusing to see more of a “used future”, as in Star Wars, with worn in surfaces, messy desks, etc. However, as a designer, I enjoy seeing clean interface design and ideas for improving communication and learning.
Whether or not this interpretation is accurate, it’s nice to see people working on imaginative and sleek designs. No doubt that the future we live in will be one of incredible technology.
I find it reassuring that the two top rated (most thumbs up) comments in that video’s comment section say:
“I want trees, rivers and mountains, not pixels and beep beep.” (88 thumbs up)
Read the drivel-blurb above. More like “Watch how future technology will help people waste their time, reduce their attention span, lose all sense of interpersonal relationships while getting nothing meaningful done at work, home and on the go” (8 thumbs up)
You say “I’m a sucker for artistic interpretations of the future..”
Well I say (with the greatest respect and as a friendly stranger) “be careful what you wish for!”