What if generations of air guitar moves (Wayne's World! Wayne's World!) could suddenly translate into actual music coming from a nearby device?
Or how about tapping your finger in the air to hit send on an email and the text actually gets sent without any physical interaction? We can imagine the benefits while cooking dinner with your hands covered in olive oil and breadcrumbs.
These are the types of someday possibilities that got a big boost to start 2019.
The Federal Communications Commission just gave Google the go-ahead for more testing of its Soli device sensors, which use radar signals that can read your motions in three dimensions. And the FCC downplayed concerns that the radar could interfere with other signals we rely on, even on board flights.
How, exactly, do Google's Project Soli devices work and what is possible? Here is the company's fascinating explanation:
Speaking of the future, we are really excited about futurist Steve Brown's keynote at SecureWorld Boston on March 27-28. He is all over what's coming next, including the rise of the robots and drones:
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