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Microsoft Displays the Offices and Homes of the Future

By on March 2, 2013

Microsoft has released a video, which shows some of their ideas on the homes and offices of the future. It’s the presentation of the Envisioning Center, a laboratory technology foresight and ideas in which test these ideas.

Occasionally, companies in the technology sector tend to show their visions of the future and technology ahead of us in a few years. In this regard, Microsoft is a company that tends to delight us with these kinds of thoughts, either on productivity or, as it has done on this occasion, on the future of homes and workplaces, an aspect that the company wants to develop a new facility called Envisioning Center.

The goal of the Envisioning Center is to develop ideas that allows our life to be easier and comfortable with technology, both in our work and at home. A work space that has become an innovation center open to the public where people can “experience the future” and test ideas and concepts that can be applied to homes within a few years. The idea is that in this real model, the different divisions of Microsoft (including Microsoft Research) to implement the various research at hand and led them into working prototypes that can be used by visitors to this model so unique.

Moreover, what is the technology that awaits us in 5 or 10 years? This new concept of “connected home” has been translated into an interesting video where we can see a family interact with some of the devices placed in your home as well as people who perform work on interactive tables they work without to use a keyboard or mouse.

If you look at the home, according to Microsoft, in a few years our homes will be filled with displays connected to the network that will offer all kinds of information (recipes, for example) and attendees will be equipped to help us locate information or support us in carrying out certain tasks. Furthermore, all our devices can interact with each other through the exchange of information (attaching a device to another) and we interact with our devices through gestures or voice commands.

As discussed in the video, “digital and physical will join” and as you can see in the video, work environments will be filled with screens to make presentations or access information in a very simple and comfortable.

Lastly, can we expect these predictions will be fulfilled in 5 or 10 years? The truth is that it is not easy to answer this question but some of the devices that you see in the video there already and although, perhaps, future products may not exactly match the concept tests shown here, no doubt, the stage Microsoft posed for homes of the future sounds interesting.

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