This technology will be found everywhere from hospitals to cars.PrimeSense describes its technology as, "an end-to-end solution that enables a computer to perceive the world in three dimensions and to translate these perceptions into a synchronized depth image, in the same way humans do." James described this as a revolution, which I took to be a bit of an over-the-top statement. Yet after thinking about it and speaking with Uzi Breier, EVP Worldwide Sales and CMO at PrimeSense, you can quickly start to see the truth in this bold statement. Breier posed the scenario I wrote above and explained the work PrimeSense did with Microsoft as just the beginning. He described applications in medicine, cars, and home entertainment—among countless others that haven't been uncovered. (A world of Hal and Minority Report are coming soon!) Two simple questions remain: when and how. Breier discussed the potential for growing this technology by developing with API's PrimeSense will make available. Yet McQuivey touched on another side of this. Who will have the experience to create these compelling experiences and, more importantly, where do you hire them? Interestingly enough, McQuively pointed to game designers and interaction designers as best suited to unleash the true potential of this new technology. Regardless of hiring options and direction, we're looking at the beginning a better convergence of home entertainment, data consumption, and intuitive usage starting with the most complex devices we own...our hands.
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