Well yeah, my interface is already better by miles and I only use mouse to move around the screen. Add a shift key to the equation and I can do all those nifty tricks while sitting down. He actually had to walk to get to the other end of what was displayed
Reminds me of one question I heard once: "Do machines serve mankind or do really men serve the machine?". While such tech looks cool at first glance I don't think it's very practical and not the way forward for many ppl and/or uses. Also, that was shot in the dark. I wonder how nice that screen looks when you switch on the lights with all the greasy fingerprints on it. Now, I know a certain company (IIRC it was NEC
) already developed LCD coating that's fingerprint and what not proof but I don't think that'll be in production any time soon and be cheap enough at that for us common mortals to buy (not even counting that display in the video was of at least double 52" set-up that also don't come cheap). Anything short of that fingerprint-proof tech and this novelty is rather a step back to the days of teal tables, chalk and a sponge
What I would like to see developed is laser projected imaging with motion sensors that would be capable of displaying ultra clear images in bright daylight in selectable image/pixel size ranging from 20-150" and resolution of approximately QWXGA. That'd be neat IMO. No huge and expensive panels, portability, no scratches, no fingerprints,... it would only have to be positioned right (possibly with more than a single light source) so your hands or whatever won't get in the way. With some sensor tech in place to track viewers head position and capturing background it would also be possible to display images that wouldn't be "transparent" (each pixels colour/luminance could negate for whatever is behind projected image with appropriate software/hardware). And let's start with good ol' 2D and then shift it to 3D when the tech is ready for that.