The United States, Britain and France are crowing about the fact that the Arab League called for a no-fly zone in Libya. It was a very tepid call, and they quickly withdrew from it, but that was supposed to show that we are following the will of the people. At the very same time, the Arab League called for a no-fly zone in Gaza, but did you see any reaction to that? That tells you how serious the call for humanitarian intervention is. Humanitarian intervention means something that we do, for our own purposes, and you put a humanitarian gloss on it.
This demo — from Pattie Maes’ lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry — was the buzz of TED. It’s a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine “Minority Report” and then some.