How telepresence is still evolving from DOS to Windows
It was difficult, at first. Instead of dozens of colourful icons that you just have to click upon, you had to memorize a lot of text commands.
“dir”, “copy”, “mkdir”, “chdir” and so on…
There was, in more recent versions, the “help” command, but it was still demanding.
Just the sheer mind work of expressing everything you wanted to do with text: writing,writing,writing,…
and without any error. If you wrote “mkdit”, for instance, there was not the Google search box to suggest “mkdir”; it just printed “unknown command”.
And then 1984 arrived. The first time I saw the Macintosh commercial I knew it was THE next thing.
I fell in love with the GUI (Graphical User Interface) immediately. The icons! The mouse! The WhatYouSeeIsWhatYouGet!
Suddenly, you had not to memorize commands. you had not to write them! You could just click on the graphical representation of a program or command to execute it.
And you could move your point of interest wherever on the graphical screen instantly, just by moving the mouse!
Those of you that have not used DOS can not understand how a revolution and how a liberation that has been.
And from that on, all the way up to the touchscreen and iPhone, the idea has always been to be GRAPHIC, to be INSTANTANEOUS, to be POINTY (not like the ears of mr. Spock, pointy as the act of pointing to anything with the mouse or even your finger).
In telepresence, current technologies are still back at the days of DOS.
With any telepresence system, you have to write down your requests and hope that the person on the other side understands them.
An example is this, where people try to ask something from a person that is broadcasting with Periscope:
The person could understand your language, could be inclined to listen to you instead of other watchers, could be willing to do what you request… or could NOT do what you want, that is usually the case.
The problem is that reading is difficult, listening to your spoken requests could also be a problem in noisy or outdoor environments; in all these cases you will NOT get the action or the angle of view that you want.
Ubiatar technology, instead, offers a true revolution in telepresence products: the GUI (Graphical User Interface) that the Macintosh introduced in 1984 and that Microsoft offered with Windows.
It is THAT simple, but also SO powerful.
Instead of writing or begging by voice, you simply click on an icon.
And the position WHERE you click on the remote scene is also important.
For instance, you can select the ‘goto’ icon and click on the shop window you want your Avatar to reach. No need to write a command, no need to explain by voice, no need to manually steer a remote robot around obstacles; since you are directing at high-llevel a fellow human and he/she can understand simple iconic commands, the trick is done.
Quickly, effortlessly, precisely.
There is a patent on that, because it is simple but nobody thought about it before.
Then there has been a long work we made. which icons, the format of the menus, how a human Avatar reacts in real world environments and so on…
So we introduced the Macintosh GUI in the telepresence field, and then evolved it up to the latest Windows versions and the best touch mobile interfaces.
Years of evolution, just to offer the best GUI instead of a DOS-era clumsy written interface.
Get your Avatar and Be everywhere