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    Microsoft looks forward to next digital decade

    In his final keynote speech at CES this morning, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates took the opportunity to look ahead at the "Next Digital Decade" and what it could mean for the industry.
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    Re: Microsoft looks forward to next digital decade

    watched the keynote live stream this morning, and whilst there were no "wow" moments, I think they are laying the foundations, with the announcements they did make for a kind of "think of Back to the Future 2 film" where you walk into living room and say "BBC1" and your channel comes up. Thinking more about it with the expertise that MS has, imagine the possibilities, your watching a programme and like the look of a shirt one of the cast members is wearing, you touch the telly screen on the shirt and up pops the nearest shop that sells it, your listening to the music channel and you like a song so you say the command download to Zune, no drm no hassle, the cost would be negated by your subscription to the provider of your tv package, same with films, overnight you could do away with a large part of piracy because you can dl it as part of your package.
    With everyone on a package, the cost could be spread, everyone happy, well almost.

    When you touched that shirt on the screen, it sends a message to the local store and checks the stock, if its not in stock it orders it for you, meaning the shops dont need to keep huge stocks of everything, the list is endless, you could check out the feedback of the local store and buy it from another if you were not happy, it would make the stores more attentive, the next ten years is going to be fun.

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