We're getting step-by-step closer to our inevitable Minority Report future -- and we couldn't be more excited.
Russian augmented reality firm Displair is one of the companies working to make it happen. They've created an incredible interactive display that is unlike anything we've ever seen -- because it's made of air!
Check out the video to see how it works: Ultrafine water droplets are shot out of the device, creating the basis for a moving display, projected from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Meanwhile, a camera behind the display picks up your movements, with mind-blowing accuracy. The result: Displair recognizes the slightest swipes and taps, just like a glass touchscreen.
So, I'm sure you want to know when the heck you'll be able to try it, right? Displair should be on the market in the next few months. Unfortunately, it currently costs $15,000 and will be mainly marketed to large advertisers, exhibitors and the like. Luckily, Displair is already working on a consumer (read: affordable) version, so expect to see this type of technology integrated into consumer goods in the next few years.