Three new ways to engage with technology

The way we engage with technology is rapidly changing. The days of “Minority Report” style interactions are quickly coming true. We’ve already seen touch interfaces such as iPhones and Windows 8 PC’s and tablets. Voice recognition is getting better. The integration between man and machine is become reality. If all this seems way too science fiction, remember that 10 years ago, our phones only did voice and SMS. Today, we have broadband access to the world’s knowledge on high resolution screens. The computing power of our phones today well exceeds the computing power needed to go to the moon.

MYO is uses hand gestures to send commands to computers. It detects the electrical impuses in your forearm as you move your wrist and fingers.

Leap Motion is another device that creates a field in front of you for interaction. It is similar to a very high resolution Xbox Kinect.

Finally, Google Glass is a new way to receive information in the form of wearable glasses. The device has a small screen that sits just above your field of vision and displays data. In my opinion, this won’t work until we’re able to embed the display into a contact lens or to integrate the information directly to the brain. Scary.

Published by Daniel Hoang

Daniel Hoang is a visual leader, storyteller, and creative thinker. As an experienced management consultant, he believes in a big picture approach that includes strong project leadership, creative methods, change management, and strategic visioning. He uses a range of visual tools to communicate business challenges, solutions, and goals. His change strategy is to build "tribes" of supporters and evangelists to drive change in culture and organization. Daniel is an avid technologist and futurist and early adopter.