I've seen the future...
Well, maybe... this Aurora concept video presents one possible future user experience for the Web, it was created by Adaptive Path
as part of the Mozilla Labs concept browser series.
The video dramatises new ways we could interact with the future Web these ideas are "based on projected technological trends and real-world scenarios
It also illustrates how strong the "Apple is cool" meme is right now ;) But do I really want
one of those annoying "wheel" things, or is this one time when reinventing the wheel is a bad idea? Reactions on the LifeHacker blog
(HT) to the 3d cluster arrangement were very mixed, so I suspect that this is something us kinesthetic/visual learners may love, but some other people will hate. I wonder if in ten years time we'll be able to get more choice in how the interface works?
I will agree with one LH commenter, it would drive me NUTS if the computer kept rearranging the icons without asking me, as the speaker seemed to suggest - that would me MS desktop at its worst behaved ;)