This is completely outrageous. I love it.
Microsoft's five minute video on what the year 2019 will look like is pretty amazing. I want to live in this world. GIVE IT TO ME NOW. The clip was shown at Wharton Business Technology Conference and it's called 2019. My own enthusiasm aside, it looks like Microsoft's interpolating various research technologies like Surface and who-the-hell-knows-what else into showing surfaces that can be manipulated, electronic paper, crazy video cellphones, touchscreen/remote-control walls and amazing handheld wands. As Arthur C. Clarke says, "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," and this shit is magic.
The producer says, "I bought a copy of the sheet music for this piece then input the notes into Sibelius. A MIDI file was then exported from Sibelius and imported into Reason. From there I added a couple of effects and tweaked the MIDI data a little bit. The pics are scanned copies of the sheet music set to a transparent Mozart background."
Length: 12 ft to 13.5 ft w/stretch kits (3.88 m to 4.11 m)
Wingspan: 14 ft to 21 ft 6 in (4.26 m to 6.55 m)
Height: 5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
Empty weight: 358 lb and up (178 kg)
Loaded weight: 700 lb to 1100 lb (340 kg to 530 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 1100 lb (530 kg)
Maximum speed: 300+ mph (500 km/h)
jet Range: 300+ miles (500 km)
jet Service ceiling: 23,000 ft (7,010 m)
Rate of climb: 4,000 ft/min (1,219 m/min)