There’s a really awesome video that hit the web today which showcases a future of touch and holographic computing as envisioned by Microsoft. Granted it isn’t meant to be some magical template of what Microsoft wants to bring to market but rather interesting ideas for us to consider.
The problem is that I don’t believe we will ever see anything even remotely close to what is envisioned in the video, primarily because our technological future is being killed off by outdated; and abused, patent and copyright laws.
I also agree with John Gruber when he writes at Daring Fireball about this video
Imagine if they instead spent the effort that went into this movie on making something, you know, real, that you could actually go out and buy and use today.
Quit making videos about some imaginary future Microsoft and just bring it to us instead.