How ‘Minority Report’ Trapped Us In A World Of Bad Interfaces

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“Human hands and fingers are good at feeling texture and detail, and good at gripping things—neither of which touch interfaces take advantage of.”

Zan Chandler‘s insight:

In the case of computers, the movies have envisioned the future in a way that looks good for the camera but doesn’t really take advantage of the natural use of our limbs.

The author goes on to say “The real future of interfaces will take advantage of our natural abilities to tell the difference between textures, to use our hands to do things without looking at them—they’ll involve haptic feedback and interfaces that don’t even exist, so your phone shows you information you might want without you even needing to unlock and interact with it. But these ideas are elegant, understated, and impossible to understand when shown on camera.”

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