Amazing Minority Report-style Touchscreen

Some of you may have seen this in the past, but even if you have, it's worth another look. Jeff Han, a computer scientist at NYU has launched a company called Perceptive Pixel, that produces and distributes a rather amazing multi-touch interface, highly customizable to a specific user/organization's needs.

The demo is reminiscent of Minority Report, in which Hollywood's King Crazy, Tom Cruise, puts on some highly futuristic gloves with glowing fingertips and begins navigating a wall-sized computer screen with lightning speed. Opening, closing, expanding, shrinking, rotating and zooming images without so much as a keyboard or mouse anywhere in sight. When I first saw the movie, I thought "wow- that would be awesome!" I never realized that less than two years later, the real deal would be shipping to U.S. defense agencies as a viable product.

What a great world!

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