One step closer to Minority Report

via ted.com

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A few years back, someone came to the agency to introduce a digital interactive system that worked like the one that Tom Cruise manipulated in Minority Report. They wished. It was a poor adaptation of the idea, with some sort of hand gestures in the air but really clumsy representation on the screen.

Then, not long ago, I saw this video of a bright young engineer experimenting with real life applications of this concept. Very interesting but just a prototype then.

I’ve just watched this other TED Talk where finally they’re getting extremely close. Jump to minute 6 if you’re the impatient type to avoid the technical intro.

How far ahead do you think we are from seeing this in a shopping mall?

Regional Executive Creative Director Geometry Global Asia Pacific