The movie was released in 2002 -- that’s 10 years ago for those of you counting at home. Even with the invention of Nintendo’s Wii controller in 2006 and Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect controller in 2010 (not to mention the subsequent release of Microsoft’s Kinect SDK), a commercial Minority Report-like interface has yet to be commercially released.
I know that many SIEM vendors bring in college and university students for cooperative education and internships, so why not task one or two of them with building a prototype? Even if you can’t see a direct revenue opportunity for developing said prototype, you can be sure it would look great at your next conference booth for demos. Furthermore, what’s stopping some entrepreneurial-minded students from creating an entire company around providing Kinect interfacing for established products?
I guess a few questions need to be answered. Is there no need for an advanced interface of this nature? Are users happy to click through screens as they have been doing for years? Has the surfing of the Internet become so ubiquitous that all products must emulate HTML-driven workflows? Ultimately, do things need to change?
What are your thoughts?
Andrew Hay is senior analyst with The 451 Group's Enterprise Security Practice and is an author of three network security books. Follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/andrewsmhay.