Future displays send pixels swarming all over your house

Peer into the future with grad student Julia Yu Tsao's "Curious Displays," depicting swarms of smart blocks that can show video and nag you every which way. Using a remote control, you order a swarm to behave as you want. That would be in an ideal world, of course. Ponder the possibilities shown in the video above, and then think of some your own.

We'll go first. Shrink these relatively large blocks down to the nanoscale, and think of what a smart swarm of self-organizing grey goo could do. It could create any shape or object at any place or time. If the tiny particles could organize themselves fast enough, those building blocks could pave the way to the first realistic simulator/replicator, like the Holodeck and replicator in Star Trek.

Via Fast Company