Steven Spielberg’s science fiction thriller Minority Report hasn’t been praised by all who have seen in, but one thing that has always stuck out about the movie was its sweet high-tech computer systems which allowed you to click and drag and navigate using your hands. Since then we’ve seen the birth and evolution of touch-screen technologies, leading to the natural question: “When would we have our very own Minority Report computers?!”
Apparently it’s not as far off as you might think. At the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) convention 2010 this past February, John Underkoffler made a presentation of what he and his team call “g-speak,” which evolves computerized systems to recognize space like they’ve never been able to before. Underkoffler was personally brought in as an advisor on Spielberg’s film, which allowed them to present that insane futuristic interface for the movie, which was set in the year 2054.
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