The Verge Goes Oblong

As most of you already know, I have a mild obsession with the future. There is something about seeing where things are going and trying to push things to the next level that really excites me.

That’s one of the reasons that I really enjoy The Verge. The Verge does some really cool things, most notably, their extreme emphasis on video, but also the look they take into the intersection of technology and how it is transforming our lives.

Back in November, they went to visit the folks at Oblong Industries who, most notably, did the design for the computer systems in Minority Report. The video below has a look into some of the projects Oblong does and what the future of computing might look like.

What’s really amazing to me is that, in the 6 months since I first watched this video:
1) the technology in it doesn’t seem quite as mind-blowing as it did back then (thanks to products like the leap motion which will be arriving at my doorstep by Tuesday)
2) the long way we have to go before anything in this video becomes commonplace.

Hope you enjoy the video. To the future!


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