I am always very impressed by the power of the human brain. As I observe pedestrians hurriedly going about their business through the streets of Paris and crowds surging into and pouring out of metros, I am overwhelmed and awed by the thought of « all these walking brains! »
Reading the Figaro over the weekend, I discovered that one of these brains was being honored for the discovery of a 3D mouse. I felt proud and spirited to realize how extraordinary it is that a young French man, Eric Delattre, up against all the Silicon Valleys of the world and their extraordinary means, came up with this fantastic invention.
The 3D mouse accelerates the entire design and creation processes and revolutionizes navigation in 3D environments. In a few words, unlike traditional mice which are limited to two axis movements, this 3D mouse allows the user to navigate easily and intuitively in three dimensions using all six degrees of freedom (three translations and three rotations), and reduces the number of complex and repetitive gestures: use of both hands, keyboard shortcuts, and mouse combinations. The Lexip 3D mouse establishes new standards in the history of input devices that had not much evolved in the past forty years.
We Parisians probably met this walking brain on our way to work! I will never cease to be amazed.