This video excerpt from the TED conference shows a demo for Siftables, an experimental new computer interface that looks a great deal like the love child of an iPhone, a Wiimote, and a Tamagotchi. The inspiration? Kids’ building blocks. Sadly, we all know that when this system goes mainstream, it will mostly get (mis)used making an infinite volume of PowerPoint presentations. Stupid technology.

(Found via Bowling with Sisyphus.)