At a press conference earlier this month Fujitsu unveiled a working prototype that they called a “Next-Generation User Interface for Intuitive Touch-Based Operations.” That’s a very long name. Put another way: a device that allows you to copy and digitize tangible documents using your finger. Or, another way: a fancy scanner.
Accordingly, they’re working towards making this commercially available by 2014. But is it just me or does this technology already feel almost obsolete? Admittedly it would be fun to copy quotes from books like this to save them for later. But then again, if that’s all I wanted I’d probably just get a kindle.