Extending the “Experience” Frank Moss Director, MIT Media Lab. Today’s technologies are merely sophisticated digital tools … . Tomorrow’s will be truly intelligent and helpful participants in the human world… . About the Media Lab. People with a passion for inventing
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Extending the “Experience”
Director, MIT Media Lab
are merely sophisticated
Tomorrow’s will be truly
intelligent and helpfulparticipants
in the human world…
People with a passion for inventing
technologies that empower people
The world’s most famous playground
for technologists from 8 to 80
*Glenn Reynolds (Nelson Current, 2006)
Technology that is much simpler…
and makes our lives much simpler
Tomorrow’s city car may be a stackable,
electric, two-passenger vehicle.
Attentive objects merge the previously
disconnected physical and digital worlds.
Models of the Mind
How do we give simple, common-sense knowledge
to our machines?
Technology that transforms creative expression,
learning, and social interaction for the billions
Hyperscore software converts drawings
into musical compositions.
New programming languages for children
lead to more creative learning.
On-line interfaces need the richness and
expressiveness of face-to-face social interaction.
Bionics, robotics, and sensors that transform
the way we work, play, and age
Robotic mechanisms augment the human body
—structurally, neurologically, and dynamically.
Sociable robots are capable of interacting
with people in familiar, human-oriented terms.
Ubiquitous sensors are creating new forms of
interaction and expression for everyday life.
“…will involve figuring out a way to
capitalize on the phenomenon of lots
of people doing what they want to do,
rather than—as in previous centuries—
figuring out ways to make lots of people
do what you want them to.”
—Glenn Reynolds, An Army of Davids (Nelson Current, 2006)
Using printing presses and electronic inks to
print flexible electronic displays
Goal: Ultra-Low-Cost Flexible Electronic Paper
The Last Book
Demonstrated at the
United States Display Conference 2006
Magazine publishers need to become
“continuous learning organizations.”
Director, Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology