Found this on Adam Howell's blog. It seems like a critic, someone else could argue it's a joke, but reading the board from start to finish gave me some interesting insights. The image was proudly stolen from Adam's blog:
Are we in the future already and someone forgot to tell me? The following video from TED demos a device, named Sixth Sense, which takes us to the future, today. The Sixth Sense device does not use any breakthrough technology (actually you can try to build one for 350 USD), but the interaction and functionalities on it made me wonder. I want one of these:
This is one of those breakthrough ideas you have in a lifetime: Siftables. This is Human Computer Interface like you never seen before. The first time I saw this video, my jaw dropped, so I had to watch it again. As an appetizer, here is what they say at the TED website:
MIT grad student David Merrill demos Siftables -- cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do math, play music, and talk to their friends, too. Is this the next thing in hands-on learning?
Watch the video and start thinking about the possibilities:
What happens when Microsoft imagines the future? An impressive video showing how trends, customer challenges and emerging technologies might converge to improve everyone's life. This video, produced by Microsoft Office Labs and called "2019", was presented at the Wharton Business Technology Conference by Microsoft’s Business Division president Stephen Elop. If you are interested on the subject, you can take a peek on more detailed videos for different activities at the Office Labs website.