‘Minority Report’ adviser John Underkoffler ponders the user interfaces of the future
John Underkoffler is the CEO of Oblong Industries, and he is perhaps best known as the science advisor for the landmark sci-fi film Minority Report. Long before the body suit of Ready Player One, Underkoffler helped envision Minority Report’s scene where actor Tom Cruise uses “data gloves” and gesture controls to manipulate a transparent computer. He talked […]
Humans already find it unnerving enough when extremely alien-looking robots are kicked and interfered with, so one can only imagine how much worse it will be when they make unbroken eye contact and mirror your expressions while you heap abuse on them. This is the future we have selected.
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(Reuters) – Chinese technology giant Tencent on Wednesday reported a surprise 2 percent fall in second-quarter net profit, lagging analyst estimates, due to slower growth in mobile gaming and a decline in PC games. China’s largest social media and gaming firm said April-June profit fell to 17.87 billion yuan ($2.59 billion), compared with the 19.67 […]