This is very cool (or hot? pick your pun):
But I have one suggestion: Instead of showing me what I should be wearing now, show me what I might need for later today or tonight.
I love that they took the most timely and relevant thing everyone looks for (the weather) and built a real-time advertising model out of it. With a forecast, they could double their advertising. And, if I was near a shop, I may just stop in a buy that umbrella I forgot because it wasn’t raining this morning.
Either way, this is pretty slick. (Ba dum dum.)
Remember this stuff from Iron Man?
Welp, watch Tesla’s Elon Musk show you why he’s become Iron Man.
This is fascinating on so many levels. It wasn’t too long ago that gesture technology became this nifty, but rather unreachable, technology that all kinds of verticals could envision. I think it was part cost and part application that kept this from going mainstream. But with technology like Leap Motion, Siemens NX, and Oculus Rift (which Musk uses), the cost is continuing to drop, and the applications are starting to emerge.
Think about how this might work in retail.
We are starting to see things like this in health care. Imagine combining Steam’s Surgeon Simulator with the Cybram 001 Simulator.
The rise of gesture based technology continues to grow for the very reason Musk states:
Right now we act with computers in a very unnatural sort of 2D way…It doesn’t feel natural. It doesn’t feel normal, the way you should do things.
While I totally agree, the biggest challenge here is convincing millions of people who have, over the course of what is now a generation or two, developed native interactive behaviors (i.e. using and keyboard, mouse, or touch).
Move over, Minority Report, there’s a new movie (or three, to be exact) to reference for all things digitally interactive.