The Associated Press reports that Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, held a two-day conference this week, gathering international leaders to discuss the future of communication. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates sketched out a vision for the future March 15 in which a cell phone will become a “digital wallet,” able to receive eMail and even scan business cards, while computers and TVs will merge. Microsoft also wants to “redefine the way that citizens think about how they work with government and how efficient communication takes place,” Gates told about 300 political, business, and academic leaders from Canada, Latin America, and the United States at the company’s Government Leaders Forum.