When watching a movie set in the future I always love to see how the creators portray technology and electronics. Often I think they’re totally off (like see-through-displays… I mean who wants to look at the dust or wall behind their computer screen). But often I think the tech companies follow art or in this case scifi movies. For example Motorola developed the flip phone specifically because of the Star Trek and Cap’n Kirks flip communicator device.
The video above is fun to watch. Is it really what 2019 will be like? I have my doubts. The one thing I am a fan of is all the apps that are shown none of them have that stupid “real” look like a lot of Apple’s apps do—I’m still not sure how a leading industrial design company can produce some of the lamest app deigns.
And I doubt by 2019 Gotham will be the universal font of everything (it’s the hot typeface of right now). But I’m hoping better design is part of the future. Just about every app I see could use a bit of help in the design department. And definitely no more leather and or the dumb page peel effect from 5 years ago. Let’s move one.