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Another (Awesome) Vision of the Future from Microsoft

Source: DVICE

Microsoft has released yet another video of their vision of the future. This time it comes from the crew at Microsoft Office. It’s a pretty awesome vision, with ubiquitous touchscreens and technology integrated into everything.

There are a few things that seem a big outlandish, such as the holograms emanating from phones, but for the most part, I think a lot of this technology is definitely possible. I just wish the technology shown was available now. Continue reading

Mirror, Mirror on the wall…

Ever wish you had a mirror that could tell you everything you need to know? Well, that dream may not be too far off. The New York Times Company’s R&D Lab (they have an R&D lab?) is developing a mirror that can identify you and respond to voice commands. Using a Kinect bar and a webcam, the mirror can identify a user and products you place in front of it. Pretty cool.

I’ve been hearing about these magical mirrors for years, and yet they’re still always “a few years away,” which is a bit disappointing. While we wait, check out the two videos from the Lab:

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Some funny photos & other miscellaneous stuff

I recently found this awesome site called Future Timeline: http://www.futuretimeline.net. Here’s the site’s description:

Welcome to the future! Here you will find a speculative timeline of future history. Part fact and part fiction, the timeline is based on detailed research that includes analysis of current trends, projected long-term environmental changes, known advances in computing such as Moore’s Law, the latest scientific advances, and the evolving geopolitical landscape. Where possible, references have been provided to support the predictions. FutureTimeline.net is intended to be an ongoing, collaborative project that is open for discussion – we welcome ideas from scientists, futurists, inventors, writers and anyone else interested in the future of our world.

Then there’s this homework problem for some nuclear engineering course at UCD: http://nuclear.ucdavis.edu/~tgutierr/files/sml2.pdf. I look at this and my gloss over. Can’t say that I understand much of it.

Lastly, here’s a few photos from friends and the web that I’ve found funny recently: