Microsofts vision: Literal version

In the future, you can be alone, bored and sad in new ways, and travel to cold, dead places that used to be awesome but now look like the headquarters of Deutche SS Bank! Woot! So not looking forward to the future world as invisioned by Microsoft. Especially scary because it sort of look like now.



Bill Gates Envisions Cars that Can’t Crash

Haha, very funny Bill. How about trying to make an OS that can’t crash first, THEN move into automotive, you sillysillyexnerd you!

Bill Gates Envisions Cars that Can’t Crash: “DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) _ Microsoft Corp. mogul Bill Gates and the leader of Ford Motor Co. outlined a future Friday in which software enables cars to fix themselves and avoid accidents.

Gates and Bill Ford Jr., Ford’s chairman and chief executive, said high-definition screens, speech recognition technology, cameras, digital calendars and navigation equipment with directions and road conditions will set car companies apart from their competitors.

Eventually, Gates said, there could be a car that wouldn’t let itself crash.”


CNNMoney: Why Google Scares Bill Gates

Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration
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Technology – Why Google Scares Bill Gates – Intro – FORTUNE: “Microsoft was already months into A massive project aimed at taking down Google when the truth began to dawn on Bill Gates. It was December 2003. He was poking around on the Google company website and came across a help-wanted page with descriptions of all the open jobs at Google. Why, he wondered, were the qualifications for so many of them identical to Microsoft job specs? Google was a web search business, yet here on the screen were postings for engineers with backgrounds that had nothing to do with search and everything to do with Microsoft’s core business—people trained in things like operating-system design, compiler optimization, and distributed-systems architecture. Gates wondered whether Microsoft might be facing much more than a war in search. An e-mail he sent to a handful of execs that day said, in effect, ‘We have to watch these guys. It looks like they are building something to compete with us.'”