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Bill Gates: Project Natal is Not Just for Gaming

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates spoke to CNet's Ina Fried this week about a world in which depth-sensing cameras such as the one Microsoft is adding to the Xbox allow people to control their PCs, game devices, and televisions. Sounds pretty neat, right?

Gates went on to give an example of this technology that Microsoft is currently working on, calling it "this depth sensor thing" that we'll see next year. However what's interesting is, according to CNet, Gates said the technology is not just for games, "but for media consumption as a whole, and even if they connect it up to Windows PCs for interacting in terms of meetings, and collaboration, and communication."

Windows 8, anyone?

For the full interview, head on over to CNet.

  • reverendxero
    TIGHT!
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  • ZeroTech
    I saw the Demo related to the picture above when it was shown at E3. Their ideas on what to do with it are amazing.
    I can't wait until XNA supports this new device.
    Reply
  • tenor77
    Now we can finally have minority report controls.

    Or truly interactive porn.
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  • crystalized
    tenor77Now we can finally have or truly interactive porn.
    Now thats something i would pay for!!
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  • brendano257
    crystalizedNow thats something i would pay for!!I'm sorry, but that would be a truly pathetic waste of such an interesting technology.
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  • raptor550
    brendano257I'm sorry, but that would be a truly pathetic waste of such an interesting technology.
    Some of us actually have a sex drive. Plus we all know the internet is full of advertisements and porn, at least we can use 50% of it now.
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  • tommysch
    brendano257I'm sorry, but that would be a truly pathetic waste of such an interesting technology.
    We are talking about the backbone of the modern internet... Be more respectful kid. And why would google be so succesful if it wasnt for the porn?
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  • tenor77
    brendano257I'm sorry, but that would be a truly pathetic waste of such an interesting technology.
    Search your feelings. You know it to be true!
    Reply
  • crom
    Now we can all spaz out in front of our computers and look like Ballmer.
    Reply
  • computabug
    cromNow we can all spaz out in front of our computers and look like Ballmer.Private lessons, anyone? ;)
    Reply