Here is an awesome rant on the feeble vision some big players have for the future of interaction design.
The author, Bret Victor, a onetime “human interface inventor” at Apple, complains that the vision of the future where we are sliding around “pictures behind glass” isn’t really visionary but just a tiny step from where we are now.
I’m inclined to agree.
Moreover, I think this vision isn’t just limited; it’s limiting too. If we can’t conceive of richer ways to interact with our computers, we’ll be restricting our ability to see what problems we can solve with them.