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Japanese boffins at Fujitsu have been showing off new user-interface technology which uses advanced image processing to effectively digitise physical content, allowing users to manipulate it like they would with a touchscreen interface. The system consists of a camera and projector so that a user can select a piece of physical …

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Meh

Scan, Copy & Paste

All very good, but not the solution to my problems.

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Boffin

Re: Scan, Copy & Paste

Imagine this being used in an operating theatre with xray overlays etc.

You cant always ask the invert to specify its uses some times using your own mind is required.

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Re: Scan, Copy & Paste

"All very good, but not the solution to my problems."

My God, Jim, it's a scanner, not a miracle worker!

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Re: Scan, Copy & Paste

Combine this with something like say Google Glass and then the whole world becomes manipulatable with the right software.

We may not have the processing power right now on Glass (not sure on this btw) but it won't be long.

I can see many uses for this.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Scan, Copy & Paste

Well, technology can't fix an attitude problem.

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WTF?

Re: not the solution to my problems.

Sabre toothed Tigers?

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Go

Awesome. I can already hear the feverished scribblings of publishing lawyers drafting a Terms of Use when you buy their magazines.

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Anonymous Coward

There already exists such a law about photocopying books etc.

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Anonymous Coward

"The video demo also shows the system enabling users to physically manipulate 3D images using a fist gesture"

Oh dear, the pr0n industry will have fun here...

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Not to mention -

- the cam boffins. "Would you like me to remove my lab coat?"

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Most of this has been done.

Tha majority of this was done 23 years ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8lCetZ_57g

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Unhappy

So I guess the future of a paperless office is even further away now

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OMG!

I truly believe this is the future of machine-human interfaces. It's not there yet, and it will need to be commoditized and miniaturized much more, but that will come in time.

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