The Age of Movement, Touch and Sound

Text is essentially over and we’re moving into the era of movement, touch and sound, says Prof. Sandra Sieber. The importance of text will decline over the next five years as voice-recognition programs become more sophisticated and the technical obstacles to transmitting live video are overcome. Instead of writing we will talk and see. Meanwhile, with its technologies that eliminate the need for joysticks, the game industry has shown the possibilities of using physical movement.

About Sandra Sieber

Sandra Sieber is a Professor of the IS Department at IESE Business School in Barcelona. Her studies center around the impact of new technologies on organizations and business models.

4 thoughts on “The Age of Movement, Touch and Sound

  1. I do agree that we are evolving to a move, touch and sound but I think that text can’t dissapear.

    We need words in order to assimilate and retain ideas. There’s always the “take note so you won’t forget” regarding knowledge, to-do lists and thoughts we want to work over.

    Moreover, kids learn to read and are able to learn grammar through the use of the written word so… what is going to happen with the reading game every kid does with ads and signs if they only get to see pictures and hear people talking?

    Couldn’t we talk about changing places – meaning giving up its leadership and taking a secondary role – in this whole communication ecosystem instead of being over?

  2. All said and done (ho ho) I find the idea of talking to siri or any other computer interface frankly bizarre

    I think Kinect have it right when they show the hand movement based interface.

    Or maybe that’s me being reserved and English!


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