As technologies like Google Earth and the experimental iPhone Earth application change the way we view our reality, it's time for a ground breaking device to match all the data at our disposal. Japanese concept designer Mac Funamizu has come up with an incredible idea for a gadget that does just that. The thin, touchscreen device would come with a built-in camera, scanner, WiFi, Google Maps and search.
You would also be able to hold the device up to any number of areas, buildings, and objects (for example, a newspaper) and instantly receive information related to what you see in the viewfinder. Simply put, this would indeed be the uber-gadget that would transform life on Earth in short order. The technical hurdles are there, but we've already made enough progress to think that such a device can and will be in our hands in the next 30 years.