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Websites are used more and more on mobile devices like phones and tablets. These are touch based devices and people are starting to expect they can navigate through a slideshow simply by swiping it left or right.
As far as I'm aware this is currently not available functionality in views_slideshow (or any other jquery based slideshow module in Drupal). It would be awesome to see this happen!