In spite of the innumerable ground breaking products from Microsoft, it is not the first name which pops into our mind when someone talks about innovation. And Microsoft knows this. They have been desperately trying to change the perception that Microsoft is a ruthless and old-school monopoly. As a part of this effort, Microsoft (mainly Microsoft Office Labs) has produced some awesome concept videos and demos.
1. Vision 2019
This is probably the most well-known video among the three. It definitely created a ripple around the interwebs when it was released. The thing that makes this video so cool is the fact that none of the technologies demonstrated in the video are impossible. In fact the foundation required to build most the devices demonstrated in the video already exists. Check out the Inside Microsoft’s 2019 Vision video to learn more about the technologies demonstrated in the Vision 2019 video. Although this is the most popular Vision 2019 video, Microsoft Office Labs have actually produced several more videos as a part of their envisioning the future campaign. All of them are worth a watch.
2. Campus of Dreams
This video isn’t produced by Microsoft. It is actually a Reuters report on some of the products being developed by Microsoft Research. Technologies demonstrated include the Whereabouts Clock (a real life version of the Weasely family clock from Harry Potter) and SecondLight (which is just too awesome to be described in words).
3. Microsoft Office Wall
If you thought Vision 2019 was cool, Microsoft Wall is going to blow you away. Sure, it probably won’t come true any time soon. It’s a glimpse of the future which encourages us to imagine the possibilities – and that alone makes it exciting.