Microsoft’s private-cloud utopian future: hover chairs, jetboots and flower-caring robots

Compared to the more grounded Productivity Vision videos, these ads for Microsoft’s private cloud solutions are definitely a bit of a stretch in the Utopian sci-fi direction.

Ignoring the obvious consequences of the grandfather paradox implied in these scenarios, it scores perfectly on the checklist of a Utopia. White curvy buildings, check. Flying cars, check. No pollution, check. Synthetic jacket clothing, check. Bright blue aura indicating everything is good and right in the world, check. Oh and of course private cloud, check.