Aurora, the future of browsing?

Duncan Riley - Author

Sep. 30 2013, Updated 3:52 a.m. ET

Adaptive Path, in collaboration with Mozilla labs has release the above video of a concept browser of the future, Aurora.

With Aurora, Adaptive Path attempts to define a plausible vision of how technology, the browser, and the web might evolve in the future by depicting that experience in a variety of real-world contexts.

The video itself covers interaction with data and a user interface different to today’s norms. Voice interaction is meshed with data collaboration, and cloud like social graphs of interlinking objects and search become the focus of interaction.

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It’s sort of cool, but the idea that somebody I know should pop up on my screen and demand my attention has as much appeal to me today as the instant messaging platforms I only switch on when I’ve got a chat scheduled…ie: none at all. Ryan Stewart though (post source) thinks otherwise, saying that “It’s a great vision….and it could be here today if you looked long and hard at Flash.”

Ultimately you can be the judge. One tip though: the video above looks a whole lot better in HD and set to full screen.


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