Future gestural language

We are not yet at the point where the cameras that are available to everybody can recognize our hand and finger gestures with high accuracy and high speed. But sometime in the coming years we will get there.

When that happens, hand and finger gestures will start to become incorporated into the ways that we communicate to computers, and communicate with each other through those computers. Gestural language will gradually become more integrated with verbal speech.

Eventually what we call language will be different from what we call language today. We will start to think of hand gestures and verbal speech as simply different aspects of a much richer continuum of communication between people.

At some point, when the supporting technology is ready, someone will get serious about making this happen. I, for one, will appreciate the gesture. 🙂

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