The future is now, this video will undoubtedly blow your mind. This is a video of a point and touch computer interface that allows multiple users, no mouse, collaborative work and human-computer interaction with a three-dimensional computer workspace over a variety of platforms. The technology from the movie “Minority Report” could be in your home office in 5 years or less.
“We can’t have advances in technology any longer unless design is integrated from the very start.” – John Underkoffler
TED Talks: John Underkoffler points to the future of UI
Remember the data interface from Minority Report? Well, it’s real, John Underkoffler invented it — as a point-and-touch interface called g-speak — and it’s about to change the way we interact with data.
The Biggest Secret?Stop spending.
Every millionaire we spoke to has one thing in common: Not a single one spends needlessly. Real estate investor Dave Lindahl drives a Ford Explorer and says his middle-class neighbors would be shocked to learn how much he’s worth. Fitness mogul Rick Sikorski can’t fathom why anyone would buy bottled water. Steve Maxwell, the finance teacher, looked at a $1.5 million home but decided to buy one for half the price because “a house with double the cost wouldn’t give me double the enjoyment.”
We’ve heard it before. The familiar phrases: struggling artist, struggling new business owner, unnoticed blogger, battling against the odds. Someone mentions following an unfamiliar path and immediately the peanut gallery is quick to submit an opinion on why it’s not a good idea. There are clearly much safer choices.
Society tends to deter the inspired from following the career path of an artist, actor, writer, creator or somebody who lives their life in an unfamiliar way; by alluding to a life without money, a continuous or never ending struggle, one in a million chances of success or by suggesting we face this apparent reality that we’re not special enough – those people are ‘lucky.’
“After all, we can’t all be artists can we? Who’s going to pick up the trash?” (more…)