There is a Russian company called Displair that can do some amazing things with water. What are those amazing things? Well, it's all in the name. Last week at CES in Las Vegas, Displair had on display a machine that can create a wall of water vapor that is interactive!
The way it works is that a projector is attached to a mobile device, which then shoots from behind onto a mist wall that's generated from a large rectangular box. The projector also has a built-in camera that tracks your movements, kind of like Kinect for Xbox. The setup is then able to translate those movements and gestures onto the mist wall, just as if it were a touchscreen interface. Sound crazy? That's because it is! Can anyone say Minority Report? This also kind of reminds us a bit of that crazy water that's not water.
Don't plan on running out to get one anytime soon, though. One of these bad boys will set you back about 10 grand. So seek out the nearest slickly-designed corporate lobby or advertising firm if you want to mess around with one of these. Though Displair claims that they want to have units for the average customer available and priced reasonably in about five years.
But for now, we can at least watch Jason Gilbert of the Huffington Post play a game of Fruit Ninja on some mist. Fruit Ninja, it turns out, will only set you back one cool dollar.