On Wednesday, Google revealed Project Glass, which is a pair of glasses that give the user smartphone-like capabilities within their field of vision (not to be confused with Google Goggles, which lets you search the web by taking pictures).
Here's the video that demonstrates them:
Pretty cool, right?
The technology is still being worked on, and it's unlikely that you'll own a pair anytime in the immediate future, but hopefully they'll be available in the foreseeable future.
I guess that depends on your perspective though. If you think about how people are already walking around using their phones, not paying attention to the world around them, these could end up causing similar problems.
When I first wrote about Project Glass, I suggested that it was probably what the future would look like, but the following video from TomScott.com (via TheNextWeb) is really more likely an accurate picture:
Perhaps that "e-lane" idea isn't such a bad one.