As it turns out, Dale Herigstad really is from the future. And he wrapped up his keynote by showing it to us. Dale, who a few years back worked with Steven Spielberg to come up with the â€œgestural interfaceâ€ that Tom Cruise uses in â€œMinority Report,â€ showed some current gestural interfaces that are actually here today. As amazing as that might seem, Dale also gave a preview of an interface technology that would make even science fiction author Philip K. Dick blush.
â€œIt can read your brainwaves,â€ Dale said, referring to the new Emotive system, a headset technology that will be available for $299 just in time for the Christmas season.
With Emotiv, youâ€™ll simply think about what media content you want to see, and the system will activate it for you.
â€œItâ€™s what I call creepy real,â€ said Dale, providing the first evidence Iâ€™ve seen that he actually might not be from the future.