Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 10th Oct 2011 19:55 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Within the last few days we read the news about Apple's Siri AI personal assistant, and about a brain implant that lets monkeys control virtual limps & feel virtual objects. I believe that if someone is to also combine a few more technologies (e.g. high-res eyeware, appropriate operating system changes), we will be looking at the next user interface revolution, after the inventions of the computer mouse and touch interfaces.
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RE: Sorry to disappoint
by Eugenia on Mon 10th Oct 2011 20:44 UTC in reply to "Sorry to disappoint"
Eugenia
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Trust is a marketing point, not necessarily technical (as Apple has showcased many times). People in the past wouldn't entrust their money on banks for example, and while there are good reasons to not trust them, most people have their money on banks anyway.

When personal computers started becoming popular, people were afraid to trust them too. Your post sounded like the Orthodox Church and their fear for computers in the '80s and how we would all lose our individuality, and have a chip in our forehead as a personal ID, that's controlling us (I watched various such "documentaries" on the Greek TV as a teen). It's all FUD. Eventually things like that get ironed out, security also matures, not just software features.

Remember the iPhone and how everyone "hated it" in the beginning (before it got released 2 months later) because it had no stylus or hardware buttons. A lot of whining about that back in early 2007. But since its touch UI made sense eventually, people followed it anyway when the device actually came out. And they loved it.

The UI I suggest is even more intuitive and natural. There's nothing stopping progress. If something is useful, it gets adopted, despite the risks.

Edited 2011-10-10 21:07 UTC

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