Smarter keyboard

Now you feel I am stretching it a bit too much.

Come on! What is there in for a keyboard to get smarter? A keyboard could be sleeker, fancier, pricier – and even just projected on a screen or table top. But smarter?

Yes, why not? A keyboard can be made smarter. The bad news is, it is getting redundant by technology.

A keyboard with built in dictionary can be built. Why can’t this statement be typed with fewer (and funkier) keystrokes? Like…

User types: ‘W’ – keyboard pushes ‘h’ – user mentally accepts so moves forward to

User types ‘y’ – keyboard pushes a blank space – user mentally accepts so moves forward to

User types ‘c’ – keyboard pushes ‘h’ – user presses an “override” key + ‘a’ – keyboard pushes ‘n’ – user mentally accepts so moves forward

User types an apostrophe – keyboard pushes ‘t’ – user mentally accepts so moves forward to

User types a blank space

User types ‘t’ – keyboard pushes ‘h’ – user mentally accepts so moves forward to …

You can imagine the keyboard as a thought reader with an override key.

Interestingly this problem is taken care into application software these days.

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One comment on “Smarter keyboard

  1. Moving fingers from one key from another key is expensive job for coders, why not smarter keyboards/software thinks after ‘W’ key press, the same key as ‘h’ key…?!

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