Popular Mechanics has the inside scoop of a new technology from Microsoft: surface computing, where your coffee table doubles as a super-duper computer!
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4217348.html - Thanks Matt Sullivan!
See also Jeff Han's Multi-Touch Interaction Screen, previously on Neatorama.
Sound like they want to force us to treat virtual objects just like real objects.
Digital Restrictions Management anyone?