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When will we look back at this?

It’s amazing how software has advanced. I look at the software I use, and I’m amazed. I still remember texting to 40404 for basic twitter usage on my Windows 6.5 Mobile. That seems miles away from the apps I know use on my current iPhone 4S. I almost can’t comprehend what my life would be like if I didn’t have a smartphone now.

I saw this video of a HoloDesk from Microsoft Research. It’s neat, and I can imagine the possibilities of what might come, but for not it’s very basic.

It makes me wonder when we’ll have something more like this interface:

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