How would you live if floor tiles were live tiles?

Our homes, cars and offices are getting a whole lot smarter. Soon, these spaces are going to sense, react, respond, and report to us, making life and work easier and more fluid. Information will appear when you need it (maybe before you know you need it). We are creating the future of interactive environments right now.


How will you raise the IQ of your environment?

I would love it if the rooms could change themes everyday..as in colors and lighting and maybe music!! @MicrosoftJobs #MSFTrightnow

Posted by @arch_jn

I would play Tron if floor tiles were live tiles! @MicrosoftJobs #RightNow

Posted by @hopskipnfall

3D holograms at a glance of my eyes and follows my head as I move around would be great #RightNow

Posted by @kimsk

#RightNowUK Build daily menus/shopping lists based on Calories and RDA Vitamins

Posted by @ian_coldwell

If I had interactive walls at home I’d like them to show pictures of the most amazing places in the world.. as if I was there!:)

Posted by @martaguasch

I would love for my entertainment center to turn on music as I enter my house and be able to control it from anywhere in my hous

Posted by @ScorNinja

#RightNowUK Build daily menus/shopping lists based on Calories and RDA Vitamins

Posted by @ian_coldwell

@MicrosoftJobs re: #LiveTiles == #FloorTiles, I would probably be a better dancer.

Posted by @KnightDiver

@MicrosoftJobs Like John Travolta in 1977 and every night is Saturday Night!

Posted by @audibledesigns

I would play Tron if floor tiles were live tiles! @MicrosoftJobs #RightNow

Posted by @hopskipnfall

@MicrosoftJobs ....there are several novel methods to be considered...GUI is what we know...but...how about proximal gesture recognition..?

Posted by @3steveco33

3D holograms at a glance of my eyes and follows my head as I move around would be great #RightNow

Posted by @kimsk
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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.