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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Gate’s innovation list

Science is driven by curiosity and demanding of innovation. Innovation brings human’s future. Thus modern science is more driven by innovation, at last for researchers surviving by funding. Here is Bill Gate’s innovation list post by Business 2.0, a journal I like, natural interfaces, security, distributed computing. I do not know what he means by natural interfaces, at least not the current keyboard.


  • Natural Interfaces... One example, the 3 buttons on the top-left corner of every window: Minimize, Maximize, Close. If you make it "Maximize, Minimize, Close", then people may not like it. Bill Gates put a lot of money in Ergonomics Design of the Windows. Although he didn't invent window, he made it easy to use.

    By Blogger Ben, at 2:25 PM  

  • ?? It is totally uncool. I think natural interface is different human-machine interface, like voice, eye focus, mouse by nose (a NRC invention) etc. Google "nature interface", I found a Janpanse journal of the same name.

    "A small terminal consisting of sensors, an energy source, a CPU, and wireless devices is called a "nature interfacer." This is a more advanced form of wearable equipment. The goal of this research is to place this terminal in a human body and a natural/artificial environment to collect information, so that various types of environments can be improved."

    By Blogger flydragon, at 9:54 AM  

  • Hmm.. Maybe I was wrong. I don't have the Business 2.0, so I'm not sure what is the article talking about. But in IBM Research, http://www.research.ibm.com/imaging/vizspace.html, it says:
    "a new kind of "natural interface" -- one that allows humans to communicate the way they naturally communicate with each other: speaking, gesturing, moving around, etc."

    And here is what Microsoft talked about "natural interface": http://www.microsoft.com/msft/speech/FY04/GatesFAM2004.mspx
    Use Ctrl-F to find the keyword "natural interface", then you will see a person gives an example using speech recognision.

    By Blogger Ben, at 9:07 PM  

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