How would you live if floor tiles were live tiles?
It’s happening right now
The work we’re doing at Microsoft in the area of smart environments is going to change how you experience every aspect of your day – at work, in your car and at home. The smart environment senses you, your expression, location and activity – and tries to read your needs.
For example, developed in partnership with Ford, SYNC enables vehicles to connect to more data from more sources and use it to help the driver, turning the connected vehicle into an intelligent vehicle. In the future, a car may become a cloud-connected computer with capabilities far beyond today's smartphones and other mobile devices.
For the home, Microsoft is working on HomeOS, a framework that brings us closer to the Internet of Things. HomeOS, an experimental operating system for home automation can control lights, fans, TVs, cameras and other switches. HomeOS aims to be a “PC-like abstraction,” where connecting a new light or ceiling fan to the system is as simple as plugging a new mouse into your computer.
Right now we are defining smart for tomorrow.