I just can't get enough of the TED conference: exploring the intersection of great ideas from diverse disciplines. That's where all the greatest future innovations will come from.
Watch this. Google Earth is passé when you can access NASA's databases and manipulate them visually just by dragging your fingertips across an "interface-free," touch-driven computer screen.
Where does stuff like this come from? .... mathematics research. ;-)
9 minutes 31 seconds
Best line: "With initiatives like the $100 laptop ... I kind of cringe at the idea that we're going to introduce a whole new generation of people to computing with this standard mouse and pointer interface."
Just imagine what teaching will look like when these are in all our classrooms. A Smart Board doesn't even come close ... and I can't wait to get a smart board. ;-)