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

Things like immortality, teleportation and telepathy used to be reserved for fairy tales and movies. But, with the "Internet of Things," all of that is set to change, says one MIT researcher.

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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.

 
 
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