Precision Information Environments

May 11, 2010 in Data,Technology

The last time I posted a video for all the futurists out there, we'd never even heard of an "iPad." It's amazing how that device has made clips like these seem so much closer to reality. This one is based on research from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on a class of emergency management interfaces called PIE's: Precision Information Environment. Sign me up:

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Interestingly, much of the tech on display is very possible right now. It really is the human interface that gives the design such power (so there, iPad naysayers!). The only thing I immediately noticed that wouldn't be possible with today's technology was the automotive technology: the perfectly-opaque windscreen and the navigation line which properly "hid" as it was projected going around a turn.

(via Information Aesthetics)

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