Linked by David Adams on Tue 9th Dec 2008 16:46 UTC, submitted by weildish
OSNews, Generic OSes Sometimes it seems that every new OS that comes out these days is ultimately and altogether quite similar. "It's all been done before," we sigh as new system after system is released with only eye-candy the apparent difference for most users. This new OS, named "g-speak" by its creators, will give one a run for his money. Using special gloves, a user of the system gestures his way about the OS on several wall-sized displays that interact with one another. The makers of g-speak call it "the first major step in [a] computer interface since 1984." Perhaps they are right. See the neat video here. You can even go so far as to dust off your Tom Cruise Minority Report action figure to better savor the future with.
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Needs holographic display
by alucinor on Tue 9th Dec 2008 22:15 UTC
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Looks like this would be the ideal UI for manipulating holograms around a room. The "computer" would be all around you, scanning how you interacted with real objects as well as virtual objects. I don't think it would replace all kinds of computing tasks, but I could see why some people would prefer using holograms as their UI.

Meanwhile most people on this particular website have been adapting their minds to fit the computer's way of thinking more than the other way around. Human-machine interaction is always a compromise between the two worlds, the real and the virtual, it's just a matter of where the line is drawn that defines the shape of the UI.

In the future, we may see people who "plug" directly into machines and interface like programmers would, choosing the most efficient means possible, and those who use a computer without even knowing they're using a computer by interacting in a virtual environment that completely imitates the real -- that would be the logical conclusion of the two extremes.

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