My favorite thing about this future-forward view into the next 5-10 years according to Microsoft is the technology to accomplish the vision is already available (but just awaiting for costs to drop and execution to be refined): large touch displays, voice control, bump to transfer data, device to device networking, object identification by camera.
I especially noted the possibility of being able to hold up an item for identification, in this case a red pepper, and be provided information of what it is and how to use it (home cooks are probably salivating at the idea of this future coming to fruition). But I wonder if an entire home of screen displays everywhere is what we really need, considering our lives are increasingly becoming more focused upon what's on a display, rather than what is sometimes right there in front of us.
Apartment Therapy's Tech Editor Gregory Han seeks to help others find a harmony between home technology and home decor from scenic Silver Lake, CA, when he isn't hiking trails or exploring tide pools all across California.
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