Will Touch Screens Take Over the Computer?

Posted on 05 January 2008 Tags: Computers

Last year Apple released the iPhone and thus introduced millions of people to touch screen technology, but touch screens have been around fsince the 80’s. Restaurants use them to enter your food order. Teachers use SMART board technology in their classrooms and many bank ATMs use touch screens. The iPhone was not even the first cell phone to employ a touch screen, just the most recognized. In truth, most touch screens on a cell phone or computing device involved a stylist. This year Microsoft introduced a multitouch computing table that lets you manipulate objects, like photos or documents with your fingers, in much the same way the iPhone works. How close are consumers to seeing a touch screen instead of your mouse? And do we want it? This video gives us a glimpse of where multi-touch technology will go in the coming years.

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