This Week in the Future, May 14-18, 2012

A lot of people didn’t agree with us that multitouch is magic. But we think those people are all doing it wrong, because this is literally what happens to us when we swipe. Our hands become instantly magnetic and we gain the power of telekinesis.

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And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week: