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Ever wanted to reach something the other side of your screen? Now you can.

A new shapeshifting display from MIT lets you reach through a computer screen and touch things.

Image: inForm

HOLD ON, WHAT? Those geniuses over at the MIT media lab have unveiled their latest futuristic invention– a tablet that will allow you to reach things from the other side of your screen.

The inForm is a Dynamic Shape Display that lets remote users interact with physical objects simply using Microsoft Kinect. The sensors track user movements, and the board shifts the 3D shape accordingly.

Imagine the craic to be had on Skype.

But HOW? The technology features a table surface with a pin structure that gets its shape from the interaction.

Want to read a book through your screen? DONE.


That’s mad, Ted.

Here’s a video showing the full potential of the technology:

Source: Tangible Media Group

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