Imagine a world in which nearly everything is a computer: your eyeglasses, that passing cab, books, chalkboards. Now, try to envision what your life would be like if all the computerized elements of your life were connected. So your glasses translate foreign languages, and your cab syncs to your smartphone to bring you up to speed on the city you're visiting.
In a new series of videos, Microsoft invites you to "watch how future technology will help people make better use of their time, focus their attention, and strengthen relationships while getting things done at work, home, and on the go."
Though the video is intriguing, the technology seems so distant that it's almost like magic. ("Hover" texting? Come on.) Of course, much of today's advanced technology would seem magical to people in the 1950s.
So maybe this future world isn't too far off. But part of me shudders at the idea of being even more reliant on computers. "Strengthen relationships"? Sure. And just think of how mushy our brains will be then.