Minority Report Interface

Minority Report style UI getting closer with greenhouse

This morning I watched John Underkoffler‘s Pointing to the Future of UI Ted Talk where he discusses some of the design he did for Steven Speilberg’s Minority Report via the MIT Media Lab and where they’ve taken it since.  The talk was two years old and he said in 5 years it would be pervasive so I wanted to check quickly where things might be.
I saw he is now Chief Scientist with oblong industries inc where they have a few products available being used by Big Business.  More interesting for the pervasive factor is their greenhouse api they have available.  It is set up to use multiple displays (be it large tvs, desktop monitors, laptops or tablets etc), a spatial interface using motion style devices like the Kinect, WII remotes, iPhones or the upcoming Leap Motion device, and your imagination (combined with some coding talent) to turn any room into a large digital play space.
Will be interesting to see where it leads.
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