Control your Samsung Smart TV with a mere wave of the hand - or other selected gesture.
(Samsung's Smart TVs now with gesture control video)
Of course, fans of Douglas Adams recall that Zaphod Beeblebrox could also control his media with the wave of a hand in the 1979 classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive--you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope.
(Read more about Douglas Adam's gesture-controlled device)
However, fans of Philip K. Dick join in with this reference from his first novel, Solar Lottery (1955), in which he mentions a similar idea:
"You're wrong, honey," Al said seriously. "The l-channel is for news and factual information. The s-channel is for pleasure. I enjoy watching this way, but - He waved his hand and the circuit switched abruptly.
(Read more about Philip K. Dick's hand wave control)