Until I saw this video I thought I was pretty smart. Well Pranav Mistry is now the smartest guy I've ever seen. This talk, filmed last November at TED India, is the most eye-opening thing I've seen in a long, long time. Pranav shows us how to close the gap between the data in our computers and the objects we interact with in the real world. For under $300 in hardware he produced his Sixth-Sense device that will totally blow your mind. Don't even think about buying an iPad, buy one of these babies instead as soon as they hit the market.
Pranav Mistry is definitely someone who I will be following in the future!