Originally Posted by uzziah
we've seen this all over science fiction for a long time; it's nothing new that science fiction preempts real technological applications; when folks show something like this in sci fi, it's because we envision it as being a more agreeable way to do things
Hang on. I'm sitting comfortably in my cube looking over at a display that's aimed at my head, reading about a coffee table I'd have to lean over to read and interact with. I don't consider that a Big Deal to fawn over.
touchscreens one sits in front of? Why, that's so 2005 it's pitiful. Let's make them horizontal tables so people have to hover over them to watch the videos or draw on them. Comfort and ergonomics be damned, this is cool."
If the idea seen in "Tron" was actually GOOD, it would have been implemented in the many years since the movie. Those coffee table Pac-Man games died out, and I expect this will mutate into a more practical at-least-semi vertical design or die off too. There's only so much hovering human beings will put up with...