Leonardo Bonnani suggests that instead of making products, we should create product life cycles within the home. His prototype can make and recycle acrylic dishes, cups and glasses in various different shapes. Apparently (although he does not demonstrate this) you don’t even have to wash up. Link.
MIT really seems the place to be – here’s another, similarly superhuman project. Drawing recognition is the new voice recognition, apparently. Does that make multitouch devices old news?