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John Underkoffle is the CEO of Oblong Technologies; a telecollaboration company specialising in non-traditional user interfaces (UIs). He was also the brains behind the "spatial operating environment" in the science fiction film Minority Report. Since then, Underkoffle has turned his movie magic into a commercial reality for conference room collaboration. In the very near future, he believes everyone will be touching the air like Tom Cruise to get stuff done in the office. Here is his ethos.

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Yesterday, Lifehacker attended the Unified Communications Expo in London where assorted industry experts converge to discuss the future of collaborative business technology. As you'd expect, many of the presentations focused on new graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that aim to disrupt touch screens. During these speeches, we couldn't help but notice an interesting anomaly -- around half the presenters pronounced the aforementioned acronym "gee-yu-eye" while the other half plumped for "gooey". Which do you prefer?

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.