March 2, 2009
The Future, It Will Be So Easy
It’s hard not to be stirred by Microsoft’s video vision of the year 2019 — I mean, listen to that music! — but, really, it’s quite empty. To be fair, it’s a vision of the future of productivity, so by definition it’s all process, no product. But even so… is our high-tech future really just an asymptotic approach to zero effort? Is it only about making things easier than they already are?
I can’t decide if that’s utopian or dystopian.
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