" The more advanced our technology becomes, the less we have to move at all—a futuristic reality, signs of which we’re beginning to see with the rise of voice-recognition software. Does this mean that gestures might one day become obsolete? “If the computer can track your eye gaze and know what you’re looking at, you don’t need to make a gesture,” says Jason Riggle, an assistant linguistics professor at the University of Chicago. Of course, if the primary purpose of gesturing is to help us think, we’ll continue to wave our hands even as we talk to Siri. And as long as the meaning of an emblematic gesture is relevant, the physical antecedent of that gesture may be less so. "
Fascinating read on the evolution of hand gestures and why some die out while others endure.
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