Will The Future Be Perfect?

The emergence and the implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) which brings the Internet, mobile and cloud computing into great light will bring lots of new micro-consumers into the fold and will reinvigorate the passion of innovation in industries. It is already presenting a different fundamental change to how business is conducted. Paul Saffo, a technology forecaster and Professor at Stanford University said “inflexion points are tip toeing past us all the time. In some ways, the die is cast and the future is here, the problem is that it is not evenly distributed.”

How can we increase the likelihood that the data generated in 2012 or earlier will still be accessible in useful form in 2020 and later because the digital formats are now becoming obsolete? Among vexing problems is the evolution of application and operating system software or migration from one OS to another. Although the rate of innovation in Web-based services and applications is remarkable, the truth is that we have only taken the first steps in exploiting the magic of innovation.

Microsoft believes that one of the best ways to get people thinking about the future is to show them what it could look like, so they created videos that visualize how technology could play a part in our lives in the future.

They like to spark discussion about future scenarios by trying to portray the evolution of key trends in the form of a vision video. Their team has been producing these publicly-facing videos for years, and they play a key role in their internal processes for identifying and designing experiments. They also use these videos for external communications and partner engagements; thereby creating prototypes and experiments is a great way to get people talking. It helps make the unreal or unfeasible feel closer to reality.

Sometimes the projects they work on are a little risky and not everything turns out to be brilliant. But, innovation is a messy process, and it’s important to learn quickly and keep taking bold steps.
Their experiments aren’t always publically available, but they are constantly building, taking feedback, and iterating in close partnership with the rest of their Office team

In their opinion, they think technology should start working on our behalf to make the complex stuff simple, and the time-consuming stuff fast

Video of how Microsoft Office team envisions future of the communications