Microsoft let a bunch of top sci-fi authors into its research labs — and the results are amazing

MicrosoftThe Microsoft HoloLens holographic goggles, a project that started in Microsoft Research. In late 2015, Microsoft published a free e-book anthology of science fiction stories called “Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Stories Inspired by Microsoft.”  I know. I was skeptical, too. It came out in early November, but now that I’ve actually had a chance to read “Future Visions,” it’s actually super great!  Featuring stories from Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Ann Leckie, Jack McDevitt, Seanan McGuire, Robert J. Sawyer — all big names in the world of science fiction — each story revolves around one of the weird science projects that Microsoft Research is working on.  Microsoft Research, the company’s R&D skunkworks, leads the development of some of Microsoft’s most far-out ideas. The Kinect sensor was born…


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