Microsoft is known by many as the legacy business and productivity company, but how is Microsoft developing products which will enable the wonderful science fiction future? To begin, science fiction depicts a future where screens are everywhere, they recognize you and any device seems to be ready to go with your content and applications. Right now, this is not the case; devices are very much personalized to individuals but there are some emerging technologies which could change the way we interact with devices.
Today it is possible to borrow a laptop and get access to email, and some content stored in a cloud service. Logging into social networks gives anyone with a browser access to contact information and status updates from the people they are interested in. However a web browser doesn't give access to apps or programs on desktop computers. Also any files which are not synced to the cloud cannot be accessed.