In a recent interview with All Things Digital (ATD), Bill Gates made some interesting insights into the future. And by that I mean he made mention of what the Wii can do and told ATD that it was something brand new simply because it uses a camera instead of a controller. Here is a snippet of the interview:
Bill Gates: Software is doing vision and so, you know, imagine a game machine where you’re just going to pick up the bat and swing it or the tennis racket and swing it.
Walt: We have one of those.
Kara: Yeah. Wii.
Bill Gates: No, that’s not it. You can’t pick up your tennis racket. And swing it.
Bill Gates: You can’t sit there with your friends and do those natural things. That’s a 3D positional device. This is video recognition.
You can check out the entire interview and some snippets with Apple's Steve Jobs over at All Things Digital.