5 Minutes from 10 Years From Now

Can I Re-Tweet an entire blog post?

John Mullinax has posted a blog entry that I’d like to Re-Tweet here.

Except that I’d like to use more than 140 characters.  😛

I was privileged to be in attendance at the ECMSharePoint ‘08 conference in November of last year, where Derek Burney, GM SharePoint Platform and Tools, shared this video as part of his presentation.  I’m sure that wasn’t the first time that it had been shown, but it was the first time that I saw it.  Actually, I saw it about a week prior to the conference, as I sat with Derek to review his presentation and discuss the details about his visit to the conference. 

I was blown away.

I had heard people say that the video was based completely on technology that was extant in MS Research projects, and wasn’t just a dream.  That gave me a lot of optimism, and reason to hope.

Tonight, I watched a recording of Steven Elop’s recent presentation to students at Wharton.  In this recording, he decomposed the scenes in the futuristic video into the actual technologies that are being referred to in the video. 

Steven Elop invited his audience to watch carefully and to share with him a vision of what could be real in “5 Minutes From Ten Years From Now”.

I hope that you watch it, and save this link, or at least *a* link to the video, to watch again, the next time that you give yourself 30 minutes to be still and to think.  It has helped me start to think in some new directions, and I think it will for you, also.   Let me know what you think.


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