“That’s the old way, that’s the old mantra: one machine, one human, one mouse, one screen. Well, that doesn’t really cut it anymore.” — John Underkoffler
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. Minority Report marked a change in popular thinking about interfaces – showing how useful it could be to use natural gestures, without keyboard, mouse or command line.
John Underkoffler led the team that came up with this interface, called the g-speak Spatial Operating Environment. His company, Oblong Industries, was founded to move g-speak into the real world. Oblong is building apps for aerospace, bioinformatics, video editing and more. The g-speak platform enables the development of multi-user, multi-screen, multi-device, spatial, networked applications.