Further reading (and listening) on the shrinking boundary between humans and computers.
“Throughout the history of computers, we’ve been striving to shorten the gap between us and digital information, the gap between our physical world and the world in the screen,” interface designer Jinha Lee says in today’s talk.
[ted_talkteaser id=1781]Lee points out that the gap has become shorter and shorter—it’s now “less than a millimeter, the thickness of a touchscreen glass,” he says. But his goal is to dissolve the boundary completely. In this talk, given at TED2013, he shows off a tool he invented that penetrates into a screen. He also reveals a technology that creates a digital workspace between a keyboard and translucent screen, allowing us to reach into digital worlds with our hands. And his wild ideas don’t stop there.
“If you remove this boundary,” says Lee, “the only boundary left is our imagination.”
Of course, we’ve been questioning what it means, on a deeper level…
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