I'd like to address the critism that some on the list are not taking a
progressive view of Surface (inc all the prior art/technology). So
lets start finding problems for the tech to solve..
Assumption: we will have low cost, multitouch, small-large flat panel
displays to develop applications for by the end of the decade.
Question: what are these mass market applications, scenarios, problems?
For me, this type of human-machine interaction only works when the
machine is running an intelligent personal agent. Something that can
recognise faces in photos as it sucks images off your camera and tags
accordingly. Recognises the face or faces of the people standing in
front of it and presents content (news/videos) tailored to their
tastes. In short, when the machine can take up some slack of missing