Harnessing the Cognitive Cloud

The geniuses at MIT are at it again, and are busy developing technology that will make the term "cloud cognition" immediately obvious.   What if you could learn the time by looking at your wrist?  What if you could pick up a book in a store and see the latest Amazon rating and comments displayed on the cover?  What if you looked at your airline boarding pass, and saw the latest delay and gate information displayed on it?

What if every surface was your personal screen, displaying information about objects and people in your view?

What if?

For more information, check out the group formerly known as "ambient intelligence" here.