One of the blogs I routinely read is Futurist.com. In their latest post, they talk about digital interaction seen in Surface Computing and the iPhone. See their post on iPhones, Surface Computing – A New Way. Basically what they are talking about is the ability to interact with the computer screen/phone screen using your hands, gestures, and the ability for a Surface Computing table to recognize other devices and elements by putting them on the table. I’ve seen a few online demos of this technology over the last year or so, and it is really quite stunning.
I’m wondering how fast this will catch on as a norm in the computing arena. It seems that with the iPhone, with some of the same interactive features that one can experience with Surface Computing, the demand for this type of interface can only increase.