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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thoughts on a Minority Report Interface

A Minority Report Interface shown at CES. When I see Minority Report style gestural interfaces I wonder if this kind of interaction with jump the physical process. It seems now the thinking is always the bottleneck. There are very good typists. I have seen very good programmers use editors in very quick and clever ways. But will gestural interfaces someday be like the skills of a pianist that can taught to very advanced levels? Is the Minority Report interface believable in that sense?

This example seems not quite so advanced: ' ... The technology, from Israeli startup PrimeSense, can be embedded into TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes, allowing people to use hand gestures to scroll through cable TV menus from their living room couch, or stand in front of the TV and shuffle documents on the screen by moving their hands around in mid-air, much as Tom Cruise does in the sci-fi movie Minority Report ... '

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