The Future of Desktops Is Here… Or Is It?

MS Research and MIT Media Labs present a 3D gestural interaction space to replace traditional 2D Desktops, using a transparent screen, depth cameras and a head tracking to make windows appear in 3D on the transparent screen.

LINK: http://www.inavateonthenet.net/article/48530/Transparent-desktop-controlled-by-hands-in-3D-space.aspx

While the technology looks amazing, I don’t know if I agree with their idea of making this 3D interaction fit in with what mirrors the traditional Desktop experience. I mean it looks like they could do so much more with the gestural technology than have Windows 7 with gestural interaction. It is an awesome step in the right direction, but in the age of awesome Minority Report UI hacks with the Kinect, maybe they should have made the software a little better than Windows 7 in 3D?

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