If I could sum up this Microsoft video on the future on technology in one phrase, it would be “better iPhone”. That’s it. Literally everything in this vision of the future today is possible today, and it ignores glaring inconveniences within its imagined reality. Everything is fundamentally the same, with better layout.
This video basically describes making the inconvenient more convenient. As in, how can apps help you with business travel and commuting. Well, isn’t the broader promise of apps that you don’t have to travel for business or commute so much? Or that you could travel for pleasure and work where you are?
There’s nothing groundbreaking in this video at all, or even an attempt to dig. It just sexes up the iPhone/iPad concept. Honestly, this could be Steve Jobs life last year.