MIT Researcher: 6 Ways Technology Will Make Us Immortal, Telepathic And More


Omniscience

Humans have a natural thirst for knowledge that MIT's Rose thinks the Internet Of Things will help quench more than ever.

As an example, he pointed to Ambient Devices, a Cambridge, Mass.-based company that produces internet-connected and seemingly all-knowing gadgets that keep their users up to date about the things going on around them. The Ambient Orb, for instance, is a frosted-glass ball that glows different colors to display real-time information related to everything ranging from stock market trends and traffic congestion to pollen forecasts and wind speeds.

Ambient Devices also makes Energy Joule, a gadget that displays and communicates real-time changes in energy costs and a home's energy consumption.