Friday, June 1, 2007

Surface Computing

This, is probably the coolest thing I've seen in a while.
Jeff Han, research scientist for NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, demonstrates his intuitive, "interface-free," touch-driven computer screen, which can be manipulated intuitively with the fingertips, and responds to varying levels of pressure.

I originally saw his segment on "TED talks" and subsequently, Microsoft has designed the follow up application for the technology.

It reminds me of that Tom Cruise movie, set in the future, with the 3 aliens who can predict the future, and they are like time cops or, pre-crimes or...
Oh that's right, it was MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, anyway, I guess it reminds me of that.
(In actual fact, the movie was : Minority Report)


Andy said...

They're not aliens, dude. They're people, just like us. Except they're bald and naked and lie floating in a tub of goo all day.

Aaron said...

Then why did they kill those research scientists when Will Smith was looking?
Oh wait, that was independence day.