Will the future of television be an all-in-one device, or a seamless integration of separate systems?

Do you want an all-encompassing display that offers interactivity, connecting with friends and engaging with apps, or would you rather keep things the way they are and take advantage of these activities through peripheral devices?

Two recent articles discuss this issue from differing viewpoints. The Bits Blog at the New York Times poses the question ” Microsoft’s Kinect: The New Mouse? Author Steve Lohr writes how Kinect technology will, according to Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie, push computing and interactivity from graphical to natural user interfaces. Microsoft demonstrated research projects that used Kinect to recognize a user’s gesture or speech.

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