The Touchy-Feely Future of Technology

I’ve written before about the history of the tablet, it’s a fascinating topic.

NPR’s Technology Podcast today features several incredible stories about the future and the history of touch-computing. It covers everything from early tablets in film and television, to how we use tablets like iPad in schools and hospitals today. You can hear the full story here.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3949GAIokg&feature=youtu.be

Mike McSherry and Bill Buxton believe that the future of technology will change our lives in four ways:

  1. Gesture Technology
  2. Personal Profile Models
  3. The Cloud
  4. True Window Shopping

What do you think of their predictions for the the future of technology?

Are your local schools and hospitals using iPads yet?

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