Beyond Touch: What’s Next for Computer Interfaces?

September 26th, 2012 | by Michael Keller

 
It’s anybody’s guess what our interaction with computers will look like in the coming years. Will we still be poking and pinching tiny touchscreens to sort through party pictures from the previous night? How far off until we see holographic gesture interfaces like Tom Cruise used in Minority Report? And when will we finally retire that ancient crumb-crammed keyboard and dirty fingerprint-flecked mouse?

A variety of ideas for how people will communicate with and through computers have been in the works for years, though only a few have matured beyond the drawing board. But with the conceptually and commercially huge move to touch interfaces on smartphones and tablets, innovators are looking for what’s next.

Read more: Beyond Touch: What’s Next for Computer Interfaces? — Txchnologist

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