Microsoft is attempting to use the xBox Kinect technology to develop the future of television. Sesame Street, as it exists now, is already very interactive, prompting kids to sing, count, learn and play along with the characters on screen. However, by using the Kinect to remove the controller, it allows children to easily participate directly in the on screen adventures. Microsoft is focusing their efforts on the education side of this technology by teaming up with National Geographic in addition to Sesame Street. Check out the link below to see a “vision” video that showcases the early stages of the technology with insights from some of Microsoft’s higher-ups.
Thanks to Jason Thomas for today’s fodder.