It won’t be long before we’re using giant, wall-sized touchscreens to organize our home life and do our jobs. We’ll talk to faraway relatives on these screens as our virtual, personal chefs tell us what to cook with the food in our fridge. All of our gadgets will respond to our voice commands. And we’ll seamlessly transfer information between those gadgets with a few swipes and taps.
This is Microsoft’s bold vision of the future, which it outlined in a video released Friday to announce its new Envisioning Center in Richmond. The Center highlights Microsoft’s vision of the future of computing — not for generations to come, but in the next five to 10 years. That future, of course, involves a lot of Microsoft products, especially its new Surface tablets.