It’s not quite a computer controlled by your mind, but this is getting close.
Get rid of your keyboard and your mouse, begin using LeapMotion.
This simple, elegant device allows you to control your computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements. This isn’t just for gaming.
We started with keyboards, then the mouse began a revolution in pointing and clicking.
Now, we have LeapMotion. It’s the size of a flash drive. It looks like something Steve Jobs designed himself. It can distinguish the movements made by individual fingers down on 1/100th of a millimetre. It’s that accurate.
This is as a big a revolution in human-computer interaction. It’s as big a revolution as the mouse was, back when it was created . Except, you don’t have to learn how to use your hands.
Before you know it, we’ll all be looking like Tom Cruise in Minority Report.
How much? At the risk of sounding like Steve Ballmer, it’s not $1,000. It’s not even one tenth of that. It’s RRP is $USD70 plus shipping.
Backed by some of the biggest names in VC in Silicon Valley, LeapMotion really is looking like a great leap forward.