2006年2月14日 星期二

Interesting Technology - Multi-Input Touch Screen



Just found the video on the net, and it reminds me about the movie, Minority Report. In the movie, Tom Cruise uses a light-sensing screen with his fingers to control the computer to search the criminal database for information. This video is much like the idea in the movie, but the computer screen in this video is a touch screen which can accept multiple inputs at the same time, also it can sense the finger pressure user pressed on the screen. If this video is not a fake, then I think it might change the user interface of many softwares in the future.

Update: I just found the video is really not a fake. You can find more information in here.

In my opinion, mouse and keyboard are really not suitable for human beings to input data. If we can find an new way to use the user interface, then we can make our lifes much better. Multi-Input Touch Screen might be a way to go, Voice Recognization might be another. Hey! What will happen if we integrate MITS with Ulead PhotoImpact or Voice Recognization with Ulead InstaMedia? That must be very interesting! :) However, it's not me to make decisions to support these technologies or not.

Technologies we see today is only a fiction yesterday. The world is really changing fast and we have to catch up. Maybe it's the destiny of a engineer.