Even though Microsoft goes and kills off the one product that actually looked like something from the future, at least they keep releasing awesome concept videos from their “Future Vision” series, offering a peak at what “technology may look like in 5-10 years.”
Like the previous video series from 2009, Microsoft gives us a glimpse at how media displays could be more tightly and cleanly integrated into architectural spaces via the use of new display technologies. The displays in Microsoft’s video are gorgeous and varied, including luminous, reflective, translucent, 3D, and projected.
Of course, if Microsoft actually wants to survive, they should be launching products like the Courier and some of the killer designs in these videos next year, not next decade. If they don’t, someone else will.
EDITOR’S NOTE: UPDATE FROM THE FUTURE – THE YEAR 2021
Microsoft released a new video in 2015:
And Microsoft turned their Envisioning series into a content platform in 2021: