Are We Moving Toward A More Natural Future With Technology?

Are We Moving Toward A More Natural Future With Technology?
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Steve Clayton, the editor of the Next at Microsoft blog, shares his thoughts on the growing trend of Natural User Interfaces.

Steve Clayton, Microsoft
  • 31 march 2012

Trend watching has become a profession in recent years and there are sites dedicated to monitoring trends of all kinds. I spend a good deal of my time writing about trends in technology and observing a number of key trends that Microsoft is focused on. Individual trends such as Big Data, the Internet of Things and cloud computing are fascinating on their own—but over the last year it’s become clear to me that a number of trends are maturing and colliding at the same time and helping to fuel one big trend we’re focused on—Natural User Interfaces or NUI. Allow me to explain what NUI is and some of the trends behind it.

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