teh futare of human interfaces in 10 years

category: general [glöplog]
microsoft futurologists seem to be diehard fans of spielberg's minority report and apple's ipod : beautiful new world ?

so... how do they plan to power all those giant touchscreens everywhere on every dumb smart object with the current energy crisis ?
added on the 2009-03-03 15:04:29 by aftu aftu
No. But I love that new HP.
added on the 2009-03-03 15:17:06 by xernobyl xernobyl
too much work for your shoulders and traps
added on the 2009-03-03 15:20:54 by Navis Navis
touch stuff is cool, but i wouldn't want it as a main work surface. Even with smooth glass, the friction still makes your fingers sore after some use. Wake me up when they make something with frictionless glass, or something that can be oiled without getting messy.

added on the 2009-03-03 16:17:24 by psonice psonice
psonice: there is already some research about virtual touchscreens where finger movements are detected by several cams.
added on the 2009-03-03 16:25:07 by aftu aftu
no more flipping off the screen i guess then :(
added on the 2009-03-03 16:28:24 by Gargaj Gargaj
that would work for some stuff, but you really need some physical contact for it to work well and feel right.
added on the 2009-03-03 16:29:12 by psonice psonice
lol you recognize ideas bill gates had 10 years ago (and wrote about in a book)
Mr. B.G. always copied other's ideas ... in a clumsy way. Enuff to quote DOS or OS interfaces...

I wonder why the heck all these so-called futurologists (or at least a big majority) underestimate the power of humans' thought.
All these visions look like a sci-fi movie from the early 80s. We all know that human-thought control devices are under the tests in the secret military areas.

One more thing, in the video they forgot to include the adds...
added on the 2009-03-03 17:24:13 by sim sim
I've seen most if not all of these ideas in books more than 10 years back, so that's pretty meaningless.

Anyway, the ideas are pretty meaningless, it's hardware we want. Fingerworks and a few others were the first to do anything serious with touch control, apple bought them and made the iphone which is the first serious bit of consumer kit with this stuff, microsoft have their surface table thing which looks cool if a little pointless and impractical.

What I want now is a desktop OS with it, that uses it well but still works well with a keyboard + mouse. Seems microsoft will be first with that, with win7. Lets hope they get it right, and somebody makes some decent hardware to use it with. Apple are building touch stuff into 10.6 too, which could be out sooner, but I don't see them doing a decent sized touch screen device any time soon :/
added on the 2009-03-03 17:41:27 by psonice psonice
10 years? 2012 is the end!
About that keyboard thingy:

Don't you think that more and more low power computers are being sold? That's specially important being that there are multicore processors and lots of ppl are buying computers with celerons and atoms, and integrated graphics...

I like that eee keyboard above, but is't it the same price as an equivalent laptop? ISn't it like just chosing between a screen (on the laptop) and a realsized keyboard (on the keyboard)?
The should make a version without the touchscreen, for €150 or €200. But I have already too many low power computers at home, and not a a single decent one ;)
added on the 2009-03-04 00:17:15 by xernobyl xernobyl

Dave, although you took thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.

added on the 2009-03-04 00:19:32 by xyz xyz
isnt that a crysis?
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added on the 2009-03-04 02:37:29 by ham ham
mind wave reader?
added on the 2009-03-04 03:20:27 by LiraNuna LiraNuna
I'm waiting for neuro interfaces simstims! :D
added on the 2009-03-04 05:57:55 by Frost Frost
I just came back from cebit.

And i saw a way to point on the screen with your eyes, pretty cool but a wee bit inaccurate at the moment.
added on the 2009-03-09 22:28:37 by Deus Deus
meant for disable people or for the masses ?
added on the 2009-03-09 22:46:16 by aftu aftu
and counterstrike players
added on the 2009-03-09 22:49:58 by Gargaj Gargaj
what the fuck ham, I was just watching that scene as I scrolled past the image
added on the 2009-03-09 22:50:31 by stijn stijn
wow, microsoft people got some nice video editing skills
it's an after effects ad
added on the 2009-03-09 23:22:43 by willbe willbe
We all know that human-thought control devices are under the tests in the secret military areas.

Hummm saw mind controled device prototype on tv some time ago... It's coming :-)
added on the 2009-03-10 03:37:54 by LovCAPONE LovCAPONE