MIT creates Minority Report-style app to connect objects

Researchers at MIT's Fluid Interfaces Lab are trying to tie the Internet of Things objects together. The result of three years of research is the Reality Editor, an augmented reality app that links smart objects together, Fast Company reports.

The goal is the creation of technology that grants the user maximum control by leveraging human strength such as spatial coordination, muscle memory and tool-making. For example, that light switch in your bedroom you always need to stand up in order to turn off -- you can just point the Reality Editor at an object next to your bed and draw a line to the light. If you want a timer linked to the light, just borrow the functionality of an object with a timer, such as a TV, by drawing a line from it to the light. The Reality Editor is available for download in the Apple App Store. Article