This Kinect banking app is pretty neat (or another step towards the Minority Report). I personally wouldn't ever use anything like this, but it is cool to see companies developing Kinect apps for stuff other than gaming.
Great. I went from lying down on my couch reading my statement to an activity in front of the TV. This is exactly how I want to do my bills each month. Who keeps on asking for this damn minority report technology?
You shouldn't even have your wide open ready to use CC data on MS's databases anyway with the Live account thefts going on since June this year. Even if it's a username never seen. Even if you don't have an Xbox 360. Even if your password is 24 characters long and complete jibberish and your computer safety is the best in the world, your account will get nicked.
Looks like a workout to get some cash. I already worked for it once.
Actually though, the gestures are too big and that makes the process slow. Fine for some Kinect games. You need to be able to make most of those gestures with a flick of the wrist and fingers to be usable for something like this.
This whole idea is ridiculous IMO. It may look cool but I don't see how it can have any real world use. There's a reason why mouse and keyboard are still the input device. Just like all this touch screen crap, it's more of a novelty and has little advantage in typical every day use. In some special cases I'm sure it may have a place but it just make input more complicated and longer, not to say wasted more energy from the person doing it. Might be useful for sharing photos or such but not much else.
If the movements were much more subtle I would feel better about it. I guess accuracy doesn't matter to those that play games with their thumbs. I could see the future in my own version though. Transparent panels w/o the midget Tom Cruise.