Imagine walking up in your hotel room with touchscreen walls around you. The one to the left shows that it’s currently a cool 45 degrees with light rain. Another screen lists your five meetings for the day, and the one to the right displays a subway map of the city.
Steve Clayton, the editor of the “Next at Microsoft” blog who joined us on our podcast a few months ago, just published a post about hotel rooms of the future and included this prototype. The video above goes through all the cool features of the room, including interactive mirrors, transparent screens that change depending on weather and mirrors with radios installed in them.
“The walls caught my eye as they were ‘running’ Windows 8 and I’m getting close to installing a wall based version myself using some tech from Ubi Interactive,” Clayton writes.
So, what kind of things would you like to see in the hotel room of the future? Voice-activated commands? Robots that serve you perfect cocktails? Maybe an Xbox with IllumiRoom?
Previously on GeekWire: Big possibilities for ‘IllumiRoom Technology’
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