Microsofts Vision videos are frustrating because, frankly, there’s no technology there. Everything that we know about User Experience is sacrificed in terms of providing glitzy graphics. There’s no information on what runs on the back end or on the client (though obviously it’s Windows).
The team who created that video live in a sparsely populated world of serene docility. Everything is clean, there are no homeless people and everyone (not that there are many people) is involved as a vague knowledge-worker, having meetings, travelling and performing Powerpoint presentations. The carefully selected good-looking people mimic carefully practised activities on implausibly thin devices with needless transitions and meaningless transparency.
The video is, frankly, bereft of merit.
We have to assume that a great cataclysm has taken place and robot labour now provides for the small enclave of humanity which remains. They have all of this technology but when this message was actually transcribed it was correct. The software broke it.
My problem with this video is that this doesn’t show any leadership or ability or vision. The user interfaces might be learnable but there’s no intuition or discoverability built in. Why are there business card devices that seem transparent but need to be flipped over? Where’s the data privacy when your meeting locations are displayed on car screens? Why is there still a bellhop (and I’m going to ignore the race issue there).
It’s technological nerdgasm. And it’s not good enough.