Oblong Industries Developing Minority Report-esque G-Speak Computer
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Even though Minority Report came out ten whole years ago (I knew that from memory; geek badge, please), it was set a good forty years from now, so most of the futuristic technology is still a ways away. Fortunately, the motion-controlled computer that Tom Cruise’s character used in the film is no longer just a fantasy, thanks to Los Angeles-based Oblong Industries. With motion and gesture controls becoming popular, this was only a matter of time.
Oblong Industries calls its software “g-speak” and it’s a spatial operating environment that can be controlled by wearing a special glove and performing gestures. Right now, Oblong is developing the system with law enforcement and intelligence agencies in mind, but CEO Kwin Kramer notes that there are several other potential applications for the technology.
Watch the video below to see an early version of g-speak in action. While you’re doing that, I’m going to find out if anyone is working on any pre-cog technology.