The days of swiping a finger against a glass screen might soon seem as antiquated as dialing numbers on a rotary telephone.
If Google has its way you won’t need to touch a screen at all anymore.
The company’s lab for advanced projects showed off new technology on Friday that lets users move their fingers in the air to control objects in the virtual world.
It’s called Project Soli, and it uses radar waves to detect precise finger movements or finger “micromotions.”
The result is something that looks like it’s from a science-fiction movie such as Minority Report or Her, in which characters manipulated virtual objects by gracefully moving their hands or fingers in the air.