I know I’ve been talking about the potential of Kinect for a while, but this video blew me away. It also reminded me of a tweet I saw this morning quoting Kevin Kelley who said:
Every new technology nibbles at what we believe it means to be human.
Watch when the demonstrator pauses himself in the video chat and steps out of frame to check text messages. Mind blown?
Now remember, the Kinect debuted for this most recent holiday season. Which means all of this progress has been made in just the last few months.
I think its pretty safe to imagine a future where all of this functionality is baked right into our every day devices. That future is coming sooner than we think and will force us to reexamine our relationships with each other and our machines.