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This is an interesting little clip on how we might live in 2019 – with the support of information technology and according to Microsoft. The clip is a compilation; once watched the player will give you access to the four parts it’s been made from: the futures in retail, health, banking and manufacture. Looks nice and sleek, but of course: the shedding of 5.000 jobs might already put Microsoft’s contribution to its vision a bit on the backfoot. And then of course, this future dreaming is based on the old paradigm on perpetual growth, and that really should be declared dead. Apart from the collapse of the neo-liberal world of unfettered market forces let’s also see what climate change might have to say over the next 10 years …
[Source: Engadget via Harry]
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