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Gobsmacked by the SixthSense Prototype This Friday

Posted by Sravan | March 13, 2009 .

Only last week I had been thinking about rich applications of the next generation. I thought that the video about Adobe Multi-touch Flex would be the top video I will have watched this week. But my user-interface designer friend shared an amazing video that I now think will top all I will have watched for months to come.

The SixthSense prototype has been created by Pranav Mistry, Pattie Maes and Liyan Chang of the MIT Media Lab. Seeing as a real world feasibility is vastly different from watching as a science fiction movie reality – Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report – even though Spielberg is said to base his sci-fis on reality.

Minority_Report_Tom_Cruise      SixthSense_Pranav_Mistry

It automatically raises several questions. Making fine gestures with your fingers appears to me to be significantly more difficult than a sensory interaction of touching against a surface. Of course, SixthSense as we can see is capable of both; the gesturing is like an uber-cool add-on. Moreover, as my friend Balakrishna observed, “Pattie Maes concludes her TED talk by mentioning that it is a possibility that in 10 years time they might have the ultimate brain implant. Maybe in those 10 years those gestures will become natural to us.” It only takes getting used to, and for something like this people will be willing to take the pains.

One thing that most amuses me right now is that of extremes. It rained this evening here (Pune, India) and that has disrupted the electricity as if it were a Tsunami, not that power cuts are otherwise nonexistent. The video above shows another extreme of the world that does continue to exist even here alongside the very spluttering transformer.

Image Sources: IMDB, Pranav Mistry’s Website

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