Hoisted from comments: Entering the networked society

I liked this video, mentioned by @karthix in the comment for the previous post on examples of how computers are encroaching on domains formerly thought to be exclusively human:

Aside from the elegant examples, I found it relatively concrete and hubris-free – compared to this rather anemic vision of the future Microsoft has bestowed on us. It actually works better as a parody.

(And yes, I know that “hoisted from comments” is a Brad DeLong expression. Why not learn from the best?)