with apologies to Prince…
And yeah, they are an improvement.
The world has moved on from the quasi-8 bit user interface of the nineties, no matter how awesome it appears in movies.
In fact, movies should be the inspiration for games such as Eve. We get enough of bland UIs on our computers as it is; when we pay money each month to login to a futuristic game with awesome spaceship and nebula visuals, we don’t want to see more of the same.
As an exercise, we can even imagine what such a UI would look like, based on recent movies:
I can see some potential here