For decades, motion controls have held a persistent place in our visions of the future. We’ve watched the super heroes, mad scientists, and space cowboys of popular media control digital experiences with just a wave of their hands. We’ve been captivated by these powerful, natural, and intuitive interactions; imagining what it would be like to have that power at our own fingertips.
Tony Stark’s workshop, Star Trek’s Holodeck, Firefly’s holographic brain scanner, and Minority Report’s pre-crime visioning computers all exude a sense of power and mastery, along with paradoxical senses of simplicity, ease, intuitiveness, and humanity. Simply, these experiences feel – “Arthur C. Clarke” style – magical.