Microsoft’s launch yesterday of the multi-touch interface toting $10,000 Surface Computer is awesome. It features multiple cameras which identify the things you put on the table top, which is a beautiful screen, recognizing wi-fi devices and syncing or at least accessing on the fly. As you see in the video, you can arrange photos, videos, text etc in a very ‘natural paper-like’ fashion and then dump them into your pda or camera by dragging them towards it.
This is a consumer pipe dream and definitely a new paradigm in personal computing. Available only for retail or business customers ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 by the end of this year, the rest of us will have to wait. I do wonder how many of these does His Highness BG have in his tech paradise of a home.