According to analysts from research firm Gartner the computer mouse that has been with us for decades is set to die out in the next five years. The firm believes that the mouse will be replaced by facial recognition and touch screens.
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According to Gartner the replacement will be seen in gaming devices as well. The Wii and iPhone are pointed to as two examples of how navigating electronic devices and games doesn’t require a mouse.
Despite predictions of the end of the mouse era, the firm says that the keyboard will hang around as the input method of choice for text. Personally, if speech to tech technology improves I can see the day when we simply talk to the computer and say what we want it to type out.
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