A few years ago, the Grade 6s watched a video with Mr. Weber that had been created by Microsoft. The people who created this were trying to predict 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. At the time, in 2011, this was a vision of what they thought the world might be like in 5-10 years. However, that was already 3 years ago; do you think this video still seems very futuristic? Or do we already have some of this technology in use today?
Some of the boys in 2DP watched this video today as part of their investigation of technology. Have a look yourself – which technologies are already in use? Which do you think we might see in the near future?
Microsoft also created a similar video in 2009. If you watch this one, it almost looks like normal daily life in 2014! I see things that resemble iPads, smart boards, FaceTime/Skype, Siri, fingerprint verification systems (like in the iPhone 5S), green roofs, and Google Glass.