An interesting development in a step toward total communication through network projects are being developed at the MIT Media Lab to interact between the physical and the logical or virtual world. Bits sharing the same physical space with atoms.
In particular I was struck by the presentation of a surface in three-dimensional display form of variable that allows remote physically interact.
As you can see in the demo video, the resolution is still a little rough, but the paradigm was nonetheless have a high interest.
Inform is a dynamically display may represent physically 3D content, so that users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. You can also interact with the physical world around, for example, moving objects on the table surface.
Remote participants in a video conference can be viewed physically, allowing a strong sense of presence and the ability to physically interact remotely.
inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance. inFORM is a step toward our vision of Radical Atoms: