User interfaces—the way we interact with our technologies—have evolved a lot over the years.
From the original punch cards and printouts to monitors, mouses, and keyboards, all the way to the track pad, voice recognition, and interfaces designed to make it easier for the disabled to use computers, interfaces have progressed rapidly within the last few decades.
But there’s still a long way to go and there are many possible directions that future interface designs could take. We’re already seeing some start to crop up and its exciting to think about how they’ll change our lives.
In this article are than a dozen potential future user interfaces that we’ll be seeing over the next few years (and some further into the future).
Army Mind-Control Projects
The Matrixesque Brain Interface: MEMS-Based Robotic Probe
OCZ’s Neural Impulse Actuator
Biometric and Cybernetic Interfaces
Warfighter Physiological Status Monitoring
Digital Paper and Digital Glass
Transparent OLED Display
LG 19″ Flexible Display
Universal Control System
Space Exploration and Development
Augmented Reality in a Contact Lens
Wearable Retinal Display
Privacy Concerns with Augmented Reality
BMW Voice Control System
Google Voice Search
Acceleglove: Gloves that Recognize Sign Language
Gesture-Based Control for TVs
Xbox Project Natal
Head and Eye Tracking
Gran Turismo 5
Pseudo-3D with a Generic Webcam
Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network
AI for Adaptive Gaming
AI for Mission Control