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Google Motion Beta - New Way to Communicate

submitted on April 1, 2011 by clover in "Member's Lounge"
The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion -- now you can control Gmail with your body.

Anyone tried this yet?

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    Posted by HouTex on April 1, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Just what we need, after sitting for hours posting on Buxr..... Amused Mr Green
    Easy to learn: Simple and intuitive gestures
    Improved productivity: In and out of your email up to 12% faster
    Increased physical activity: Get out of that chair and start moving today

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    Posted by CouponNut on April 1, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Thankful I don't have a built in webcam! Amused
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    Posted by orangearrows on April 1, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    So predictable G
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    Posted by YanBz on April 1, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Google Motion might be a joke, but this is not:

    This company is working on marketing applications for facial recognition technology
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on April 1, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I'm rich enough, I just have someone else do the email! LOL
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    Posted by YanBz on April 1, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    While on this topic, here is an interesting read. It is a bit long but just the first paragraph should give you a clue

    This paper describes a computerized intelligent sales assistant that gives sales personnel the ability to allocate their time where it will produce the best results, both for the customer, and for the business. Upon entering the shop, a potential customer has his features scanned and analyzed by the computer and the customer is categorized as a browser, future customer, potential customer or buyer. The customers‟ facial data are also used to retrieve their details, if available, from the shop‟s database, and the data are used to determine whether a human sales assistant is required. The intelligent assistant‟s expression recognition feature would also tell the sales personnel whether or not the customer requires or desires assistance in the first place. The paper also proposes a scenario whereby the system could be used to give online sales systems the ability to automatically tailor the services they offer to the customer based on their facial reactions. While browsing the contents of an e-shop, a customer has his facial expressions scanned and analyzed by the computer and, based on the results, the system can suggest further products that may be of interest to the customer. This, for the customer, can mean being directed to products they have been recognized to be more interested in, resulting in savings in time. The framework described in this paper could also be used for applications such as new product screening, marketing and advertising. This paper describes the theoretical and conceptual framework for such an intelligent sales assistant and discusses the technology used in its implementation.
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    Posted by laaya on April 1, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Good for light workout Big Grin
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    Posted by clover on April 2, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Google's April Fool's Joke! Good one!

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