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Remember Microsoft’s vision of the future concept video that we showed you a couple weeks back? It might have impressed some, but former Human-Interface Inventor for Apple Bret Victor is calling out Microsoft, saying the concept is a “timid increment from the status quo.”
That “status quo” he’s referring to is the same touchscreen display that most popular platforms (iPad included) currently use as their main approach to interaction. In other words, he thinks the touchscreen form factor is limiting, as he calls it, a “pictures under glass sacrifice” that provides only a “hokey visual facade.”
Victor explained: Keep Reading
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While it may look like something out of The Lawnmower Man or any assortment of late 80′s/early 90s virtual reality games that had sh*tloads of polygons,the video (which can seemingly only be viewed here http://io9.com/This-is-awesome/) represents a gigantic leap in the world of game design and brain/computer interfaces.
In other words, you very well could be looking at tomorrow’s game controller.
Via a series of electrodes and wires connected to your head — also known as an electroencephalography (EEG) cap — the test subject in the video is controlling the video game helicopter and making it move up, down, left, and right simply by thinking about said directions,to move it through those giant rings (hey, remind you of Keep Reading