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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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Among its many applications, technology is used for human expression, Rose said -- and the Internet of Things is set to accelerate that trend.

Take the "I/O Brush" developed at MIT, for example. It's a next-generation drawing tool that lets users paint and draw using the textures and patterns found on everyday objects surrounding them. Using a built-in video camera and touch sensors, the I/O Brush can be swiped across pretty much anything -- flowers, M&M's, even a person's physical features -- "pick up" that pattern, and then transfer that pattern to its drawing canvas. Users can make whatever kind of special "ink" they want, just by exploring the items around them.

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