Designer Mac Funamizu has come up with an elegant conceptual solution for searching the environment that surrounds us. Beyond searching by text as we have become accustomed to with services like Google, the device searches by scanning an object from the environment itself. Imagine being able to search for things you have no reference for, items which you can only conjure vague descriptions for using text.

It can be easy to dismiss a device like this with arguments of complexity and scale, but it was equally as far-fetched to imagine even 20 years ago the advances we have made in computing to date.

Mac Funamizu's web site