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Sony Xperia Projector A Preview Of A ‘Minority Report’ Style Future

This video, via The Verge, demos Sony’s Xperia Projector – a prototype of a new Android tablet that essentially replaces the tablet’s touchscreen with a projector and multi-touch sensing system. 

This is a preview of what’s coming, but it’s already easy to imagine this as the hub of a portable virtual studio. Combined an app like Korg Gadget (currently iOS-only), you could have a virtual studio, with a large workspace, that was also very portable.

The ‘Minority Report’ style studio faces many challenges, though. The Android platform has a long history of multiple types of latency issues, which – along with platform fragmentation – has led to iOS being the de facto platform for mobile music making.

Other challenges:

Do you think there’s a future for ‘Minority Report’ style virtual music studios? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

via CDM