Where's My Hand Waving Gesture Recognition Interface?

I'm tired of being titillated with cool interfaces to computers in the movies, interfaces where I merely wave my hands in the air and files are opened, content appears and problems are solved. I want my hand waving interface!

I will be taunted even as I watch my favorite (upcoming) summer movie Iron Man:


(From Iron Man, the movie)

And, of course, we all watched Tom Cruise happily wave at data in Minority Report:


(Tom Cruise looks for clues)

I concede that work has been done; here is a video of an effort by AirStrike:


(AirStrike hand gesture recognition interface video)

Here is another effort provided by Natural Interaction.


(Natural gesture recognition interface video)

Here is a video showing off PointScreen, an interface developed at Fraunhofer Institut für Medienkommunikation Bremen, Germany.


(PointScreen gesture recognition interface video)

I love the computer mouse, but I've been using one for thirty years. Enough R&D already! I want my hand waving interface, and I want it now!

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