The future is now: The 10 gadgets that will change your life
“Innovation is moving in quick forward nowadays and the devices that are created continually bring something new and intriguing. You’ll see that in these 10 of the coolest gadgets in this article for you will definitely change your lifr. Most of them can be bought but there are a few which are in production phase at the moment and should appear soon in stores. For those you just have to wait a little longer.”
From talking forks and smart clothes — the future of technology as seen through the eyes MIT Media Lab scientist David Rose is about making the computer personal.
Decades after their invention, computers look roughly the same. Though they’re smaller and more portable, we still click, type and stare at flat screens.
But not for long, Rose argues in his new book, “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things” (Scribner), which supplies his own research to argue that people desire direct interaction with technology.
“Screens fall short because they don’t improve our relationship with computing,” he writes. “The devices are passive, without personality. The machine sits on idle waiting for your orders.”
Rose believes that we really want magical objects straight out of the Harry Potter universe: “flying carpets, talking mirrors, protective cloaks, animated brooms.”
But in the meantime, we’ll have to settle for talking garbage cans and weather-forecasting umbrellas — both of which (plus eight others listed here) are already at least in prototype phases, if not already on the consumer market: