I just don't get it. What am I missing here? It just seems to me that the same people who are awed by Kinect are the same sort of people who purchased "The Clapper" back in the late 1980s. I've now watched countless demonstration videos of it on YouTube and I'm not impressed. It's not the future, and why any intelligent adult would want transform his/her living room into a cheap interpretation of a 1960s sci-fi movie (ooooh...voice commands...how kooky and futuristic!!) is beyond me.
Aren't gaming consoles supposed to focus primarily on gaming? I honestly don't understand the advantage of having a gaming device also serve as some kind of half-assed, all-in-one, voice-activated channel-surfing, Swiss army knife, jack-of-all-trades robo-tampon/behind-wiper as well. Perhaps those who believe that consoles should have such superfluous functionality should rethink why they want to game in the first place.