Monday, June 4, 2007

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface demo (done in Flash, instead of SilverLight...). It's basically a PC with a 30-inch table-top touch screen. You can grab and move "data" with your hand, no special stylus necessary.

I can remeber at least two sci-fi movies featuring similiar technology:

  • Minority Report, the computer used by "Pre-Cogs" to analyze crimes
  • The Island, the computer used by Merrick to monitor the health of his "products"

BTW: In The Island, MSN Search is used to replace yellow page. Not sure whether the movie got its "Surface PC" idea from Microsoft or the other way around.