Hack Your Kinect To Emulate Minority Report

So far there have been some pretty unique experiments with Microsoft’s new Kinect for the Xbox 360 but I think this Minority Report-esque video takes the cake. It’s funny, when Steven Spielberg made Minority Report he hired futurists to predict what the world would look like in 2054. These predictions were meant to take in real world technologies and how they might change over the next 50 years. Well, only 8 years after the movie was released we’re already seeing that technology begin to emerge.

Watching the video the user interface designer in me wants to change the size and layout of the photos. The way he has them they’re all too small to really use or interact with. And honestly, something like this would have few real world uses. I would never want to design something in Photoshop by wiggling my arms around. Nonetheless it’s exciting to see that people are taking this technology and doing interesting things with it.


December 9, 2010