This morning's events were geared more to the social side of emerging technology. Neil Gershenfeld, the Director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT spoke about giving people in developing countries the means of fabricating things as a means of economic development (see Chris Jablonski's write-up as well).
I also enjoyed Clay Shirky's talk on the use of mobile computers in large-scale games and networked objects. Called "mobjects", these Bluetooth enabled objects are visible and sensory. When you hug your mobject, for example, it uses your phone to send a message to someone else