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What the Future Holds: Control everything on your computer with two fingers

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I am not really sure how to explain this. No it isn’t that it is so techie that it doesn’t make sense, rather I am speechless. For those of you who watched Minority Report and were drooling over the glooves Tom Cruise wore to control the computer, this is a must see.

Jeff Han is a research scientist for New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Here he demonstrates—for the first time publicly—his intuitive, “interface-free,” touch-driven computer screen, which can be manipulated intuitively with the fingertips, and responds to varying levels of pressure. (Recorded February 2006 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 09:32)

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  • Tan (does logo design)

    Wow. Look where we have gone with this technology in just a few years, with Apple's iPhone and Microsoft's table. It's unbelievable.

    It's also very interesting to look back and see what we thought about touch technology. Good call. ;)