TechFest, the annual Microsoft Research technology showcase, kicks off today. The event includes 154 demos and displays on the latest technology from Microsoft researchers and laboratories around the world.
Jaron Lanier has spent decades thinking about technology and the ways we use – and misuse – it. He also has been thinking long and hard about using avatars to access the untapped potential of our brains.
The first Microsoft Home was built in 1994 to show people how technology could transform everyday experiences, and now years later, the reinvented full-scale model home continues imagine a future in which interacting with computers is as comfortable as coming home.