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News from the Microsoft Futurists: A Cool Montage and Video of Visions of Clean Technology in 2019

Microsoft presents it’s vision of the year 2019, and I’m so pleased to see some thinking on the green tech side, as I’ve tried to capture in the screen-stills below. Ten years is not too far out, and some of these ideas are fun. For example:

* Connected classrooms where learners share a lesson in natural systems

* Smart home energy monitoring

* Better ecological awareness (through cataloging and intuitive access)

* Urban green roofs

Rooftop gardens are a planned part of urban development in this peak into the future, and professionals monitor the health of the urban farms, to constantly improve the quality of life for city dwellers:

Home energy use is projected routinely on the wall to help folks better conserve and save:

Kids learn in multicultural classrooms connected by interactive blackboards:

The film is a glimpse into what technology visionaries and future forecasters are envisioning. What else needs to be included? Smart transportation? Teleportation?

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Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level. Sustainability studies: & B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science. Contact: lucillechi (at)


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