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3/31/2015 | 3:14:41 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
@Ashu001,

Thank you for your comment, and a very good assestment of the current state of things. And I do agree that Microsoft is definitly heading into the right direction. With the unveiling of what Microsoft is targetting with Windows 10, it sounds like they're on the right path.

I think, like you mentioned before, thinks will be blurred out and integrated, with TVs definitly becoming a player when it comes to communications for Consumers, in the sense that the same way we can tell Siri/Google to make a call and note a reminder, we'll be able to tell our TVs to call grandma :)
Ashu001
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3/28/2015 | 2:37:47 PM
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Susan,

Don't worry about the Infrastructure-Its all there.

Its just that because these countries/Towns have more folks Dying than new folks entering they are getting abandoned as the years passby;Check this out to get a better idea of what's happening-www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2865345/Scarecrows-outnumber-people-dying-Japan-town.html

If you study ageing trends Globally You would never say that the world(as a whole) is over-populated.Especially since sometime around 2020-2022 or so China's population is going to start shrinking rapidly.

The Whole Global Picture will change rapidly then.

 

 

 
Ashu001
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3/28/2015 | 2:28:51 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
meijac,

I am sure you must have noticed three complementary trends at work today-

1)Consumers are getting more and more comfortable with Larger Screen Phablets.

2)Consumers are using Laptops/PCs less and less on a daily basis.

3)Consumers are not calling/SMSing as many people as they previously used to.

Eventually one is going to see a Blurring of the line between Phablets and Laptops and when the end-game really comes a Good Phablet which just does everything that most Consumers need in trouble-free fashion will Win marketshare bigtime.

MSFT seems to be getting this game much better(If you would have noticed they are also tying up with Google as well as CyanogenMod OSes).

So basically they are trying to stay in the Game in any which way they can.

Its a Good Strategy the way I look at it.

 
mejiac
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mejiac,
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3/23/2015 | 1:16:21 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
@Ashu001,

I think that the latest build of Windows 10 TP is a good indicator of what the trend in....blurring the line of what was considered a smartphone and what is considered a desktop and making them more integrated.

Enabling Cortana on a Windows Desktop I think is brilliant, since it'll start making people use there PCs the same way the would user there smarphones (granted with a different interphase).
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3/23/2015 | 12:59:44 PM
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Ashish, 

"The Best example of that is Japan-Vast,vast sections of the countryside have absolutely NOBODY living there."

I imagine that if there is nothing in the countryside that you mention I can't see how anyone would like to live there in the middle of nowhere where there is probably no technology or anything. If technology and modern infrastructure don't settle in those parts of the world there is little to no chance that someone would like to settle there. I think the world is overpopulated anyway. Resources are not enough and will be less with time. 

-Susan
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3/23/2015 | 12:18:47 PM
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Shakeeb,

I don't think so.

For the vast majority of Countries on the planet today(with some notable exceptions in Asia and Africa);Overpopulation is not a serious issue today.

All one needs to do is look at the Population Density of the Globe to realize we live on a vast-vast Planet.

Also,I have seen some very interesting trends in many Countries in Europe and North America(Rapidly Ageing and vast depleting populations).

The Best example of that is Japan-Vast,vast sections of the countryside have absolutely NOBODY living there.

As a consequence,Nature is reclaiming those parts very-very quickly.

Its the same even in most other parts of Asia which are highly educated and Affluent.

If I had to place some bets on what the World's Population will look like in 2030 ,I would say it would be very-very close to where we are today(+/- 5%).
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3/23/2015 | 12:13:26 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
Meijac,

Compared to us Gen Xers ;the newest Generation of Internet /Software consumers do things very-very differently.

We can't even imagine the kind of stuff they will do with these niche products today!

The Sky is the limit as the saying goes.

 
mejiac
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mejiac,
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3/2/2015 | 12:27:29 PM
Re: On the right path
@Kelly22,

I think Microsoft is definitly on the mark. They are arguably the main OS provider at the entreprise level. By providing value added solutions to task that lead to saving time, it's a huge welcome for almost all companies, not to mention a way to increase both productivity and collaboration.
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3/2/2015 | 9:39:44 AM
Re: On the right path
@mejiac thanks, it seems like Microsoft is gaining more progress every week! Very interesting to stay on top of it. I'm also happy to learn (as I'm sure many in the enterprise are) that simplifying conference calls has become a focus. 
mejiac
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mejiac,
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2/28/2015 | 11:56:20 PM
Re: Its great to see MSFT involved in So many Interesting Areas today.
@Shakeeb Agreed. What do you consider is the right strategy for microsof to keep growing and expanding? I think they're in the right track... Thoughts?
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