Productivity in the Future?

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.