Seeing and control everything in the whole living room sound high tech compare to a numerous of remote control that we are using today. The remote control in the future mean all in one, while this can be make things complicated with ordinary remote control. Imagine what a mess if your universal remote control have a lot of button. With this CRISTAL, or Control of Remotely Interfaced Systems using Touch-based Actions in Living spaces, is a multi function remote control with a Video User Interface. The interface itself represent a button which is a live video captured by a camera that installed on the top of your living room ceiling. As you can see in the picture, giving you a bird’s eye view of your living room.

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You are not only control your TV, surround sound system, but also your vacuum cleaner, digital photo frame and lights can be dimmed or brightened with a sliding gesture. Roomba vacuum cleaners can be controlled by simply drawing a path on the floor. Another cool feature is user can pick a movie or MTV from digital storage space, and then drag it to projected at the TV. CRYSTAL make u feel like you are controlling by using a big iPhone but talking about the function is a bit  different, as everything you control is in a real time  on a reality object. Unlike the thing you can see in your iPhone that’s exist virtually. Designer say this system is intended to replace traditional remote control in home of the typical consumer and will take around 5 to 10 years to make that happen. I say, probably a bit out date and too late by that time. Because to replace traditional remote what we need is not only time, we need to allocate a big budget because this cool gadget probably will cost us around ten to fifteen thousand dollars.