Google today announced it was launching the beta version of its GMail Motion service, a “new way to communicate.”

From the site’s webpage:

The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion — now you can control Gmail with your body.

The service uses your computer’s webcam to “detect your movements and translate them into meaningful characters and commands. Movements are designed to be simple and intuitive for people of all skill levels.”

The company has included helpful video tutorials and other learning aids to assist users in adapting to the new service.

(I’d enjoy this even more if the announcement about approvals for early access to Android releases was an April Fool’s joke too.)