Wave your hands in the airIn an interview with Business Week, Justin Rattner, chief technology officer at Intel touched on the future of gaming, predicting that a future Nintendo console will not even need to have controllers.
“We imagine some future generation of Wii won’t have hand controllers. You just set up the cameras around the room and wave your hand like you’re playing tennis,” he told the website
Business Week continues: Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the two biggest suppliers of computer chips, have managed to cram four so-called processing cores onto their products. That's the equivalent of strapping four PCs together and jamming them into the space of a large envelope—and not much thicker. But the chipmakers don't expect to stop there. They plan to have dozens of processors on silicon chips within a decade. Marshalling all that power could open doors to new ways of interacting with machines.
Intel has talked to console video game makers about using chips that can perform in excess of 1 trillion calculations per second in future products that use cameras to track body motion to control the action, instead of using buttons or joysticks. Intel missed out on supplying chips for the current generation of game systems, and is trying to gain a foothold there.
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