Stocks for the tech industry have been hit hard this past week. In particular, blue chip Intel stocks slid as one analyst downgraded Intel from outperform to neutral. The majority of semiconductor analysts have now downgraded the company. The skeptics claim Intel Corporation has been too sluggish in reacting toward the slowing PC market.
In contrast, some bloggers are starting to see Intel’s interest in perceptual computing to be a good bet against the future of computing. While not mainstream, gestures are beginning to make technological breakthroughs. The $100 million funding for a perceptual computing challenge over the summer emphasizes their interest in the industry moving away from touch and toward gestures.