Bold Predictions for the Future Decoded event

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I have a couple of bold predicitions Microsoft’s Future Decoded event here in London at the end of the month (“for entertainment purposes only, viewer discrection is advised”).

1 – Microsoft will jointly announce with Wileyfox that they will be doing a Microsoftised Android Phone, and Microsoft will be bringing it to Microsoft Stores in the US. A Windows 10 Mobile version will be available to corporates on special order.

2 – There will be some financial entanglement between Microsoft and Canonical. Ranging from an Ubuntu based joint venture to an outright take-over.

3 – There will be a working Quantum Computer on display.

I would love to hear other people’s bold predictions. The more “not very likely but not technically impossible” the better.

Comments (6)

6 responses to “Bold Predictions for the Future Decoded event”

  1. pecosbob04

    "2 – There will be some financial entanglement between Microsoft and Canonical. Ranging from an Ubuntu based joint venture to an outright take-over."

    Which direction do you see the takeover arrow pointing?


    • maethorechannen

      In reply to pecosbob04:

      Microsoft taking over Canonical. Probably keeping it (or at least Ubuntu) separate but connected to the rest of Microsoft, at least at the beginning like they've done with LinkedIn.


      I think what I fundamentally meant in #2 is some form of cash injection from MS to Canonical to help keep them going.

  2. jimchamplin

    I'd rather see a quantum entanglement between Microsoft and Canonical.


    If science fiction holds up, I'd like a quantum entanglement between Microsoft and the computer of the Starship Discovery #StarTrekDiscovery

  3. Jules Wombat

    I went to the first Future Decoded event in London, with Satya first year being CEO. He had his back to audience in a question answer session.

    Pretty weak event, don't expect too much. Possibly announcing the opening first London Microsoft Store in UK.

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