12 Days of Christmas – Day 12. Microsoft Surface

Microsoft surface in use by three young men

by Baptiste Pons, Flickr

This Minority-Report inspired ‘surface computing platform’ is in the form of a table which reacts to touch and interaction with other objects. Its current uses include ordering at restaurants, paying for goods in shops via credit card, and allowing visitors to bars and casinos to interact in a virtual environment. With a vast array of potential uses, technology such as this could one day be a valuable contribution to collaborative education and working.

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