Intel's Mooly Eden gave a presentation at this year's CES 2014 in which he was expected to stress the importance of wearable technology. While he did do that, he also kicked things up to the next level and begun talking about the future of wearable technology and its likely shift toward in-body devices.
"Not far away we'll see implanted devices, I think it's inevitable," said Eden. "[You'll be able] to open the car door with your thumb. I believe I'll live to see this change." Eden also believes we are on the verge of a major revolution in terms of wearable and in-body tech.
"Things are moving on from the PC and laptop. It's not a carry with you, it's a carry on you. It's wearable."
According to TechRadar, Eden took the logic of Moore's Law to demonstrate that, in roughly 12 years time, processors will have more transistors than there are neurons in the human brain. That represents a whopping 3.5 million times performance increase since 1970. He even talked about perceptual 3D computing, introducing Intel's 3D camera that fits on a module that is less than the thickness of two quarter dollar coins. Intel believes the camera will be embedded into partner devices soon and demonstrated Lenovo, Asus and Dell systems with the camera embedded.
Eden discussed the idea of making interaction tasks for more natural and had some interesting comments on touch interfaces.
"Keyboards aren't natural. Natural is about gestures and voice navigation. I would argue that voice is even more important than touch. Touch isn't intuitive because when we communicate we don't touch people all the time. You don't need an instruction book."
Intel demonstrated using its 3D camera to use gesture controls on the Windows 8 Start screen as well as sing head movements to look around a street scene in Google Street View.
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