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How 'Minority Report' Trapped Us In A World Of Bad Interfaces

I wish I could get away with charging my clients a fee for every time they say "Minority Report" to me. I

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How ****ing true that article is ....

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F**k the spiderbots !!

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Spot on! If I have a quid for every time someone thought they were being innovative, edgy and futuristic by presenting their information in a manner that makes it wholly inaccessible...

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Well, the real issue is that, IIRC, Minority Report used holograms. Obviously multi-touch and twisting and turning on a flat panel isn't going to work. On a hologram? Completely different story.

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Or think of it this way, do you want a computer screen facing you with your arms always in front of you w/ them suspended in the air while you use the computer.

I rather have a touch pad next to the keyboard on the desk I can use to mimic mouse navigation and clicking.

The Logitech Review (Google TV) Keyboard is pretty nice, but for pc I would want larger pad.

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I think the real problem is that people want an interface like that by just placing it on top of our current way of doing things and doing it the easy way. I think for something like that to work its more of the fundamental things at the core that need to change, like a completely different way our systems function. Its kind of hard to put into words, its not something you just make over night. A system like that needs to be built from the ground up, not just slapped on top of windows or Linux based system, needs to start from the core.

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1. He should be greatful he gets the clients and the orders in the first place.

2. Minority Report wasn't the first instance when such a futuristic interfaced was showcased.

3. Microsoft's Kinect proves him wrong.

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1. He should be greatful he gets the clients and the orders in the first place.

2. Minority Report wasn't the first instance when such a futuristic interfaced was showcased.

3. Microsoft's Kinect proves him wrong.

kinect is a joke...its broken imo

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