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Entries in future business (29)

Sunday
Sep162007

Laser-Holography (1979)


This image appears in the 1979 book Future Cities: Homes and Living into the 21st Century.

The magic of laser-holography, a new technique which creates 3-D pictures apparently out of thin air, could result in business conferences like the one shown above. On the left the heads of a branch office have just come in to their boardroom, first thing in the morning. Across their table is their boss. He is in the head office of the company in the centre of a major city thousands of miles away. It is night-time and is the end of his day. 3-D cameras hanging from the ceilings of each room create the illusion of a [complete] room with the two sides present (this picture has been split down the middle to avoid confusion). Electronic conferences like this would save enormous amounts of time, money and energy.


See also:
Future Cities: Homes and Living into the 21st Century (1979)
Starfire (1994)
3D Copier of the Future (1979)

 

Friday
Sep142007

US West's Flowers by Alice (1992)

Wednesday
Sep122007

Flowers by Alice (Part 5, 1992)

Thursday
Sep062007

Flowers by Alice (Part 4, 1992)

According to part 4 of Flowers by Alice, in the future, all brides are ditzy Valley Girls with neck spasms. Be sure to check out part 6 of the concept video Connections for AT&T's version of wedding planning in the future.



See also:
Flowers by Alice (Part 1, 1992)
Flowers by Alice (Part 2, 1992)
Flowers by Alice (Part 3, 1992)
Connections: AT&T's Vision of the Future (Part 6, 1993)

Wednesday
Aug292007

Flowers by Alice (Part 3, 1992)

Part 3 of the US West concept video Flowers by Alice shows the amazing graphics capabilities of their portable, talking computer. Those flower pots are priceless. I'm pretty sure Mario and Luigi can be spotted if you squint hard enough.



See also:
Flowers by Alice (Part 1, 1992)
Flowers by Alice (Part 2, 1992)

Thursday
Aug232007

Flowers by Alice (Part 2, 1992)

Part 2 of the US West concept video Flowers by Alice features the business tools of the future. Voice recognition technology seemed to be very popular in concept videos of this era.



See also:
Flowers by Alice (Part 1, 1992)

Friday
Aug102007

Vision (Clip 3, 1993)

Clip 3 from the 1993 concept video Vision, produced by Andersen Consulting, shows us what the portable communications device of the future could look like. I'm pretty sure you could kill an elephant with that tablet she's holding.



See also:
Vision (Clip 1, 1993)
Vision (Clip 2, 1993)
Connections: AT&T's Vision of the Future (1993)
Writer and Producer of Connections: AT&T's Vision of the Future
Tablet Newspaper (1994)