Future is technology. This is true even if you reverse the words. Microsoft just released an awesome video that is bound to excite not only futurists but also anyone who understands the contribution of technology in making work and learning easier and more productive. The future is all about bringing people together, irrespective of the distance between them. It's about living smarter with the help of intelligent devices and transcending the physical environment with technology that allows you to use and manipulate information in ways you never believed was possible.
It's Microsoft 's vision of the future, not a distant one, but 5-10 years down the line. In it, we see a young independent marine biologist and a corporate executive working together in a highly interconnected and information rich future.