Here’s a wonderful example of tech development that directly applied to daily consumer life. The limits of adaptability are only our imagination – I’m excited to think how many great applications a device such as this can have in hospitality and travel, both for guests/ travellers and behind the scenes at an operational level!
Of course, there will always be drawbacks to technology too…for example, when this is finally adopted on a mass consumer level, just what sort of impact will it have on our ability to think, reason and choose on our own? Will the constant stream of ‘enabling’ devices and tech make us lazy and gullible to marketing and crowdthink?
Things to think about…but for now, these moves forward in technology need to be celebrated for what they are…an immense paradigm shift in the way we think, interact and collaborate!
About this video: This demo — from Pattie Maes’ lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry — was the buzz of TED. It’s a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine “Minority Report” and then some.
About Pattie Maes: At the MIT Media Lab’s new Fluid Interfaces Group, Pattie Maes researches the tools we use to work with information and connect with one another.
About Pranav Mistry: Pranav Mistry is the genius behind Sixth Sense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data.
Video Source: TED | For more information on this project, visit http://fluid.media.mit.edu/projects.php?action=details&id=68