Microsoft's Home of the Future: A Video Tour

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Philips

This futuristic mode is incredible. Everything would come so easy. How awesome it would be for things to come so handy.

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kattyjohn

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Philips

Awesome and very adorable. Microsoft is really leading. This is an awesome futuristic post.

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liliagephardt

Sounds a lot like many movie scenarios. I'm sure I saw one that featured an intelligent house capable of interacting with its occupants. I don't think my contemporary bathroom vanities will learn my likes or dislikes anytime soon but I do hope one day I can just enter the shower and the water would be as hot or cold as needed without me having to adjust it. If that ever happens it will be enough for me.

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ronyace

I must be going crazy but I don't see the link for the video. Can someone please post the link or point it out to me.  I feel like such a newbie.

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ABouman

Sorry! Had a brief snafu with the video - should be back up now though!

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axiomatic

If Microsoft doesnt stop removing key features from products they release new versions of (a la "drive extender" in Windows home Server 2011) they very well might not have a place in my home anymore.

I'm a real Microsoft fan but this one it still really pissing me off.

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elo231

years back they show a tour of a Microsoft future kitchen on the Food Network.

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TRYER

I was just thinking about that one. Forgot it was a kitchen though. Now where is this video?

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TimM

was that an android phone she was using?

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Peanut Fox

It looked like a Win Phone 7 device, which don't look much different from Android handsets. 

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Floridagizzi

Did this remind anyone else of Fahrenheit 451? I love technology as much as the next guy and think that this house is super cool, but where are the limits and what are the dangers in pressing forward at the speed of Moore's Law? We so often excuse the pursuit of science as a pursuit of knowledge and truth, a pure science, failing to realize how often technology has been monopolized and weaponized, ending up doing more harm than good. Big picture outlook. Small picture: the house is cool.

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afunyun

I want that house, like now.

Release it now instead of waiting

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Keith E. Whisman

OK everyone start filing those patents before Microsoft has a chance to do it. 

 

I did notice that the wallpaper at first seemed to be washed out with next to no definition but then the screensaver came on and there was some color there and some definition. Also looking carefully you can see some finer detail in the wallpaper video. It's not as low res as I first thought and that is why I like it. If it truely is some sort of display and not just a projector then I want it. I wonder if there is something that can handle a well lit room like my master bedroom that has a total of 5 large windows in it.

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iceman08

I'm both excited and nervous for this level of technology.

The only cons I see at this time are like that made-for-tv movie Smart House by disney channel, or the more recent Aaron's case.

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jgrimoldy

Good god that woman is dowdy.  She is desperately in need of some QT with Stacy and Clinton (What Not to Wear). 

What a huge helping of "meh" all of that was.  The wallpaper is a nice concept, but it looked very poorly executed in that video.  It looked like it was being projected onto the walls.  Very washed out, no vibrant colors. 

The charging tray in the hallway was hugely LAME.  Whoopty-friggin'-do... An inductive charger.  Do people even wear watches much any more?  (I do, but I'm just saying).  Who the hell takes off their watch when they arrive home?  I sorta like to keep mine ON so that it will continue to serve its purpose.  If you're going to have biometric sensors in a watch (which is all fine and well), why wouldn't it be Bluetooth enabled to transfer the info to your home server (or the cloud) while you relax with it still on?  Who is going to stand in thier hallway, to look at their health info?  This is about as useful as TV screens built into your refrigerator (read: Lame).

I didn't care at all what they were looking at on the TV screens in the front room and family room.  It's more boring integration.  Yawn, pass the potato chips.

That's really the problem, there's just too much integration to the point of being mind numbing.  I don't think that the imaginary daughter needs to look at her bedroom wall to know that 4 of her "friends" are online.  She alredy knows that from her Smart Phone.

Where's the holography?  Where's the kitchen improvements?  The digital mirror that Ms. Dowdy chose not to cover sounded interesting.  The digital corkboard was thankfully passed over.  I'm sure it was just more integration of reminders and other such crap.

This iterration of "The Home of the Future" was very poorly executed.

 

 

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Keith E. Whisman

That Wallpaper is freaking awesome. So can that house play Crysis?

Are they going to make a bridge connector for the roof so you can connect two or more houses together in SLI?

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Peanut Fox

LOL.

 

No no no.  What they're gonna do is hook up the whole neighborhood so folks can literally fold at home.  

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