Back in May, I attended a Mobile Monday Beijing event in conjunction with Beijing Design Week. The organizer of Mobile Monday, Orange Labs, presented their vision of the future, where technology would evolve to become seamlessly integrated into everyday life. From waking up and checking the weather and traffic conditions to walking into a clothing shop and seeing what you would look like in different outfits, projected onto screens as you browse. With the pace of technological innovation and with society increasingly using digital devices as an extension of themselves, this vision of the future is not unlikely.

Yesterday I stumbled across another vision of the future, through the eyes of researches at Microsoft. Titled, “Microsoft Productivity Future Vision” it also shows the endless possibilities of technology that can be applied to life and make it easier and more efficient. Much of the trend centers around mobility and connectivity, meaning being able to do everything without needing to be stationary. Smart-phones like the iPhone is the beginning of what will happen. Check out the video:

http://player.youku.com/player.php/sid/XMzIxMTIxODY0/v.swf

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.