Science Fiction movies in Hollywood are pretty close to reality in labs. I remember watching The Minority Report. Wall-sized displays, gesture recognition, and seamless information convergence. Tom Cruise calls up and manipulate video footage and other data in mid-air after donning a special pair of gloves. Its an intuitive touch-free interface.
Watch a similar intuitive interface, whick works on multiple touch sensors and eliminates the traditinal interface from the picutre. Wow!
Jeff Han is a research scientist for New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Here, he demonstratesâ€”for the first time publiclyâ€”his intuitive, "interface-free," touch-driven computer screen, which can be manipulated intuitively with the fingertips, and responds to varying levels of pressure. (Recorded February 2006 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 09:32)
Wonderful discussion on The Minority Report Interface here.
It turns out that Microsoft Research, MIT, and several design shops had a say in the interface designs found in the film.