minority report

  • Hey Kids, Get Off My Lawn: The Once And Future Visual Programming Environment

    Hey Kids, Get Off My Lawn: The Once And Future Visual Programming Environment

    When I was a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab fifteen years ago, my research group went on a retreat every year with Famous Computer Scientists from Xerox PARC. I greatly admired these people and their work. But I was young and in a hurry to get where I thought I was going. And it sometimes seemed that every time us young folks talked about our research, or showed a demo, someone would say… Read More

  • The Next, Next Thing

    The Next, Next Thing

    Computers have been getting steadily "better" -- faster, smaller, cheaper -- for sixty years. But they get "smarter" -- more capable and more broadly useful -- in discrete leaps, the biggest of which don't happen very often. We're overdue for our next big leap. Working with computers is intoxicating. The price/performance curve is always moving to the right. Every year one can do more: Design… Read More

  • Video: Is That A Kinect, Or Is That Minority Report?

    Another day, another Kinect-as-Minority-Report video. Nothing wrong with that. Read More

  • The iPad Is Step 1 In The Future Of Computing. This Is Step 2 (Or 3).

    The iPad Is Step 1 In The Future Of Computing. This Is Step 2 (Or 3).

    In 2008, I attended a meeting in Madrid, Spain that featured the coolest demonstration I had ever seen. The problem was that I wasn't allowed to talk about what I had seen because the company was still in stealth-mode. More importantly, several governments, including the U.S. government were still exploring various parts of the technology for next-generation computing systems, so parts of this… Read More

  • Oblong's g-speak spatial operating interface brings Minority Report UI to life

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2229299&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1g-speak overview 1828121108 from john underkoffler on Vimeo. After having seen the above video you will undoubtedly make direct comparisons to what was seen in Minority Report, and that’s no coincidence. John Underkoffler, one of… Read More