XBox Kinect not only brings the awesome world of motion gaming to the popular Microsoft game console, it also brings the technology of the Tom Cruise movie Minority Report to real life! The Kinect is shaping up to be this year’s Christmas hit by using the futuristic interface involving a camera, your body and… that’s pretty much it! The interface recognizes your movement alone in order to play games – no need for a controller at all. Dancing, sports, even role playing with an avatar, XBox Kinect games are truly an immersive experience.
For Tom Cruise fans, the XBox Kinect looks nearly identical to the technology depicted in the Steven Spielberg film, Minority Report. Minus the gloves, the Kinect can manipulate a screen with gestures almost exactly like Tom did in the movie!
Some technology fans noticed the similarities and have gotten creative with the Kinect, using it in conjunction with their PCs! Take a look below at the videos of these technical wizards in actions:
Nearly a virtual copy of the Minority Report technology comes from the geniuses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Of course it’s the future leaders in the field that are quickly coming the closest to making science fiction a reality!
Also close to the actual Minority Report technology from the movie, one fan set it up to now interact with their computer through gestures alone! That’s amazing.
More Minority Report in real life, we see the potential for multiple gestures manipulating data simultaneously. This is making our head hurt a little, but still looks amazing!
How about that for technical genius?! Using the Kinect camera, 3D simulations for video conferencing may not be far from the norm. The team at TomCruise.com can’t wait, even if it means picking up the living room a little more often ;).
Also, keep on the lookout at the official TomCruise.com Twitter and Facebook pages for contests and giveaways linked to Minority Report. You know we’re always looking for ways to brighten your day, so stay in touch!