Sensors, digital maps, and new information technology breakthroughs will enhance our view of everyday reality

Jamais Cascio : Author
Google Earth pictures of a given neighborhood, combined with real-time RFID data of what the people in that neighborhood are buying, could reveal important details of that neighborhood: the numbers of smokers, young people, parents with infants, etc. Readily accessible data about places and objects, coupled with future IT advances, will create a more sophisticated digital world that mirrors our own.