Video: Best Future Technology of 2007

The following video, prepared by our colleagues in the IDG News Service in Japan and Boston, gives an overview of some emerging consumer technologies from the past year. A flexible version of Sony's OLED display has to be seen to be believed, and there's a pretty neat Sharp screen that can scan items as well as display them. There's also a demo of a super high-def television screen (four times the resolution of current HDTV) and a car that knows if you are drunk or tired.

Of course, this being Japan, there has to be a demonstration of the latest consumer robot technologies, and this video comes through with three different models -- including one that can do an impressive (yet impractical) trick.

Toward the end of the video, there's a recap of some Microsoft innovations, including the Milan table computer -- which will supposedly be ready for market in 2008.

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