This is what the future was supposed to look like:
It’s a digital electric guitar, from 1984! It was called the SynthAxe, and it digitised the input from the (separate!) sets of strings on the neck and body and then output a MIDI signal.
If you’re wondering what the future currently looks like, here’s the Misa Digital Guitar:
(It’s a video). “running linux kernel 2.6.31″ – hell yeah!