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Date: 06/28/11 08:50 AM

26 Responses to The G-Speak Platform: Minority Report Computer

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 28, 2011 at 8:23 am
    Link: The G-Speak Platform: Minority Report Computer - The SOE (spatial operating environment) made its debut in the film Minority Report. The future of computers is here.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 8:59 am
    So it`s ok if you want to scroll through your holiday snaps...

    isn`t this like the wii but with gloves... old tech! :-p
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    mischief83 Male 18-29
    186 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 9:02 am
    Okaaaaay, and?
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7475 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 9:03 am
    yeah, seems cool, but i dont really see it being all that useful for everyday purposes. it shines a cool light on the future of video games though.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2374 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 9:09 am
    Cool, I think, especially if your job requires you to stand around and manipulate random graphics images in a big empty room. I see very few porn-related applications, though.
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    denmarkcm Male 18-29
    341 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 9:19 am
    "BoredFrank" I see PLENTY of porn-related applications from this!! lol
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 9:53 am
    the computer from minority report was the inspiration for the xbox kinect. this looks pretty awesome although a little impractical
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2011 at 10:35 am
    We need this as about as much as we need a new Tom Cruise movie where he plays an 80`s rocker.

    For starters, I`d rather not stand in front of a computer, and lastly, I`d rather not have to convert half my house in order to use it.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 10:51 am
    or you could use a mouse and not look like a douche
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    Gottamgear Male 18-29
    670 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 10:52 am
    So these guys inspired the xbox kinect, because they designed the `Minority Report` computers.
    This is from the site:
    `The g-speak SOE (spatial operating environment) is Oblong`s radically new platform. The SOE made its public debut in the film Minority Report, whose bellwether interface one of Oblong`s founders designed. But its full history extends backward to three decades of research at the MIT Media Lab. The g-speak SOE implements the biggest advance in human-machine interface in twenty-five years.`
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 10:52 am
    I didn`t see anything that can`t or hasn`t been done with a 3 button mouse and keyboard. I would even bet I could do some of that stuff faster with a mouse/kb. Doesn`t look like it provides anything that would increase productivity. Might be useful if you are learning to be a conductor though :-P

    Also I loved this bull poo statement:
    "direct manipulation provides intuitive, high bandwidth access to information."

    so does Google.
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    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 11:20 am
    Touchscreen computers and smart phones are excuses for biometric scanners.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 11:35 am
    Do you really need that ?
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    Yap71 Male 30-39
    150 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 11:38 am
    Am i the only one who read the title and thought this would be a computer that convicted people of crimes before they committed them?
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    BlameMeta Male 13-17
    42 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    There is a reason why we don`t have computers as big as a room.
    This is it.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    aren`t Kinnect hackers already doing this kind of stuff? Only, on a regular sized tv in their living rooms withOUT special gloves or other apparatuses.

    I call this pretty fail. About 10 years too late.
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    oogah_boogah Male 30-39
    65 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    Um, I think Johnny Mnemonic had a version of this way before Minority Report.
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    seetherage Male 18-29
    85 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    Pretty sure this came at least a decade before Wii or Xbox kintect so... yea
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    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    Just like I hate playing video games that make me jump around I would also hate using a computer that made me do large sweeping gestures to accomplish simple tasks. I mean great job copying the effect but really this is not something I would ever use.
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    aribowman Male 13-17
    64 posts
    June 29, 2011 at 12:05 am
    So it`s an iPad but you have to stand up and flail your arms while wearing gloves.

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    EntrE Male 18-29
    535 posts
    June 29, 2011 at 4:36 am
    i don`t know...
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    greekhop Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2011 at 9:01 am
    You know whats usefull? Getting a lot done with tiny small movements, maybe even with thought control. You whats useless? Having to flail about just scroll the screen.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    June 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    greatest thing I`ve ever seen
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    June 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    saw it on TED talks a few months ago :/ it worked well until the technician had to reboot it
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    June 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    The kinect pretty much is gonna change how we do things
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    Kalon Male 13-17
    369 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    @ fatninja01 Really? The kinect? No its not. The technology behind the kinect maybe but thats been out for years. The playstation had somthig like that out in 2004. And thats just when my friend bought it, not even when it came out.

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