Microsoft's Productivity Future Vision (2011) Video
If you consider how big and clunky technology was even just a decade ago, this future technology seems very possible. Imagine when we have devices that are nothing but a screen. Would this even be possible with so many hardware manuafacturers out there competing for the best hardware and suing each other for copying ideas and technologies? It would be all about performance and software. Perhaps case manufacturers then take over the look and feel of a device, allowing you to take your screen and drop it in any case you prefer.
It’s interesting to see how Microsoft envisions the future of productivity apps such as Office. The software disappears and leaves you with nothing but content. You can see this is where they’re heading if you look at Windows Phone and Windows 8.