10 Amazing Innovations of the Near Future
Body Motion Sensitive Screens
Just as the Kinect has revolutionised gaming with its motion sensing technology taking the place of a joystick or other physical device, a soon-to-be-released technology by Leap Motion could change the way we use our computers. Not only would this highly accurate motion-sensing technology replace the mouse or keyboard, it would even send touch-screens to the antique pile, being much simpler and more natural to use.
Imagine raising your hand and an icon appears, almost by magic, on your computer's screen. Using naunced gestures you'de be able to navigate the web, clicking on links with just a tap, minimizing screens or zooming into images with a flick of the wrist. Even games could use this technology to transform your entire body into a living game control - no special suit required. Soon you'll be able to watch the movie "Minority Report" with your friends and boast that your computer can do the same as Tom Cruise's, and this time it won't be a lie.
This highly durable, efficient optical grade glass will be used in the future to allow any flat surface, from the mirror in your bathroom, to a picture hanging from the wall in your bedroom, to be used as an integrated computer screen. Together with a household computer system you will be able to access the internet, control your "smart" house, and get instant information about your fridge temperature or anything else, at the touch of a surface/screen.
Imagine brushing your teeth in the morning and simultaneously getting your news from the bathroom mirror. Your refrigerator would have touch capabilities, enabling you to continue with the news, display favorite family photos or even video chat with grandma from your fridge door. Then move it all to the kitchen table with just a touch. Photovoltaic glass can also house solar cells laminated between glass layers, meaning that soon every window will become an energy generating solar panel.