What is this Sony gadget?

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  1. Danny Tse

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    I don't know, but DAMN.
     
  3. Joe Szott

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    What the hell?
     
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    I dunno, but I want one.
     
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    I love technology.
     
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    heh, that is rad.
     
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    un-be-f**king-lievable...

    if that is an actual test model of some sort, with real data (as opposed to some prefab demo) then i am floored.
     
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    I believe it is a prototype ESPER unit that is favored by Blade Runner officers......"Enhance...stop. Pull back and stop.".
     
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    Looks like a plot to use a time machine to send Kelsey Grammer to the past?
     
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    Interesting. I wonder what would happen if you put a packet of silica on one of those sqaures?
     
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    impressive. at least we know it's proprietary [​IMG]

    CJ
     
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    I don't think much would happen, unless you put it on the 'Salsa' square.
     
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    Oooooh! A Sony Silica Salsa Square!

    Now I really want one!
     
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    Kinda reminds me of Minority Report. Now I can frame Tom Cruise for murder!
     
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    Go to 1:56, and it appears that the work surface is the actual display system while the removable squares are program triggers.

    It looks cool, but it's not obvious that it's really radical. The monitor screen has pre-configured mount points which position program cards. The cards possibly don't have actually have a program, but indicate to the screen what program to run and at what location. They may be touch-sensitive, or maybe they are thin enough that they pass the pressure to the actual display / work screen. If so, then drag & drop is nothing more than what is already common.

    Neat demo, clever interface. But I need more details to be impressed in a "paradigm shift" way.
     
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    DataTiles

    This is the Sony page behind it, it was presented a few years back as a research project. I don't think it's in any shape "real" yet.
     
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    I like the little sound of the suction when the little glass display is put onto the lightboard thing... sssuuuuch pop!

    Jay
     
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    Cool.

    That NYU video makes me think we're one step closer to those cool see-through plexiglass touch screen computers you see in all the sci-fi movies. [​IMG]
     
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    NYU is going to take acid trips to a whole nutha level !
     

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