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15 years ago, Microsoft may have predicted what homes will look and feel like in the future

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  • VariedHue Logan, UT
    June 6, 2014 3:35 p.m.

    Smarthomes and biometric activated devices have been around a lot longer than 1999. See the Jetsons. In 1999 MS was still trying to catch up in the browser wars, which they have now lost. They missed the Search or do we just say the "Google" craze. MS is trying, and most likely failing, to be competitive in the mobile market. I think if you take a look at Microsoft you will see a company that just isn't very innovative.

  • nicholdraper West Jordan, UT
    June 7, 2014 5:08 a.m.

    Anyone can go out and buy Smart home devices. All the devices they showed were commercially available back in the 1990's. It is simple to show devices and say these will be cheaper and more available in the future. If they were really able to predict the future, they would have created the Nest thermostat instead of Nest.