Real “Minority Report”-style User Interface (think “Mime trapped in a box”)

This is a very cool working demo of how human-computer interaction might look moving forward using “gesturally driven displays”. This one actualizes some of what was envisioned in the movie Minority Report. More info can be found at Oblong Industries Web site. I love the plain-English overview explanation found in the first couple of paragraphs on the Web site:

Oblong Industries is the developer of the g-speak spatial operating environment. The SOE’s combination of gestural i/o, recombinant networking, and real-world pixels brings the first major step in computer interface since 1984; starting today, g-speak will fundamentally change the way people use machines at work, in the living room, in conference rooms, in vehicles. The g-speak platform is a complete application development and execution environment that redresses the dire constriction of human intent imposed by traditional GUIs. Its idiom of spatial immediacy and information responsive to real-world geometry enables a necessary new kind of work: data-intensive, embodied, real-time, predicated on universal human expertise.

“…dire constriction of human intent imposed by traditional GUIs.”

Priceless. Here is a look at it:

g-speak overview 1828121108 from john underkoffler on Vimeo.

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