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the future of healthcare - microsoft (video)

Microsoft's Future Of Healthcare Video (below)

So apparently the future is all about semi-transparent screens, adaptive interfaces, more screens, self-aware technologies, more screens, oddly shaped houses, more screens, and yes, utility oriented technology (and more screens!). 

Oh yeah, and in the future... we won't want any real buttons or signs, all we'll care about is opacity in our devices.  Tactile interfaces are so last century.  Isn't that why we all gave up on cash and coins in the 80s, in favor of credit cards, and gave up credit cards 5 years ago in favor of RFID keyfobs?

But seriously, when future casting, can we please bring a little bit of realism to the table?