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May 2011
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Ys [userpic]

Duuuuuuude. I want one.

(Google video. Needs sound. Worksafe. Geeky. But really freakin' cool.)

Current Mood: excitedexcited

Heya. Hadn't spoken to you in a long time. I hope you're doing OK. Um. I can see multiple applications for something like this in a research enviroment, but I think it'll take a while for it to trickle down to the base user. Remember, you've got to work with the lowest common denominator, and intuitive thinking isn't exactly common to some folks. Not to mention some people will still prefer the tactile feel of a keyboard and mouse, and other people will not want them because, hey, Timmy, why the hell is there grape jelly smears all over my multi-point touchpad?!

But for sheer awesomeness, yes, that looks pretty cool.

oh. my. god.

I think I just had a geekgasm. I can only imagine the sort of things I'd be able to do with this and AutoCAD.

(no subject) - (Anonymous)

The iPhone lets me manually manipulate worldwind data like that?

(no subject) - (Anonymous)

It does the multi-touch zoom/shrink/pan thing? (If so, I'm very interested in one, yeah.)

Indeed, makes Project Looking Glass/BumpTop/Croquet look very pedestrian by comparison. Of course as pratzstrike mentioned interface advances that don't require huge, expensive dedicated hardware have their place. Still, definitely excited by this one.

I don't quite follow Mr Han's reference regarding data mining though (not the right term but the only one I got atm), since any data would have to be pretty heavily formated to be navigable by this technology at all. Still as a general interface it has tremendous potential, and photoshop/maya/lightwave with this would be a dream. Lets hope Moore's Law goes to work on this big time, otherwise I'm never gona start the retirement account.

Northgrop Grumman has a Touchtable that's the same idea. There's one in my office, actually. Well, the current one that we're moving out of tomorrow. :( Every so often there are large quantities of military people in the building, and you know they're doing demonstrations and testing then. :) (the one in my building is being evaluated and designed for use with the military)