Microsoft’s Natal Project – this is just the start

Microsoft Project Natal (aka Kinect) represents a huge step forward in human interfaces.

It starts to bring to life the Minority Report vision.

http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=144455

Today this is on an Xbox, but you don’t need to be a genius to figure out that the next step is the OS itself – that is, the core of the user experience.

Once this happens, Microsoft will potentially open up the next generation of interface design.

The next time you read something about Apple driving innovation and Microsoft following – think back to this video.

Microsoft does innovate. It just takes too long to bring this to market, but this can and will change.

When that happens, all bets are off as to where this goes.

Microsoft hates losing. When it decides it really wants to win, watch closely.

And believe me, Microsoft really wants to win the next generation of interfaces.

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