Vision of the future

I enjoyed this little vision of the future:

The little details are charming. Like the scenes inside “Sai Ying Pun Station“. This is a proposed Hong Kong MTR station that will only be complete in 2014.

The film shows that data will flow around us in abundance. This is particularly good for innovation as the more data there is, the more half-formed hunches are shaped and the more rapid new connections are made in many brains.

What is also interesting is the total lack of branding in these devices. Even the typefaces are the same, from screen to screen. We all know that this is not the way it will be.  The world is still divided into mobile platforms of Windows, iOS and Android.

For this vision to work, and for innovation to keep accelerating, these platforms need to support open data protocols.

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