Linked by David Adams on Mon 18th Oct 2010 17:14 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Microsoft has joined the wave of companies betting that 3-D is the next big thing for computing. At a recent talk at MIT, chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie said he sees the technology as an innovation that "will get people out of treating a computer as a tool" and into treating the device as a natural extension of how they interact with the world around them. Microsoft plans to introduce consumers to the change through its gaming products, but Mundie outlined a vision that would eventually have people shopping and searching in 3-D as well.
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Comment by Fergy
by Fergy on Mon 18th Oct 2010 18:13 UTC
Fergy
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"will get people out of treating a computer as a tool" and into treating the device as a natural extension of how they interact with the world around them.

My phone, glasses, car, and gps navigator are tools that I use to interact with the world around me.

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RE: Comment by Fergy
by tomcat on Mon 18th Oct 2010 19:09 in reply to "Comment by Fergy"
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2006-01-06

""will get people out of treating a computer as a tool" and into treating the device as a natural extension of how they interact with the world around them.
My phone, glasses, car, and gps navigator are tools that I use to interact with the world around me. "

And most of those devices are independent silos that don't/can't talk to one another.

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RE[2]: Comment by Fergy
by Fergy on Mon 18th Oct 2010 19:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by Fergy"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

And most of those devices are independent silos that don't/can't talk to one another.

So let them talk to each other. Why do we need Minority Reports fantasy interface instead of proven technology?

Edited 2010-10-18 19:16 UTC

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