Spherical Robots have definately got a future I think – not because they’re actually useful for anything, but because people can’t seem to stop making them.
The thing above isn’t dissimilar to Sony’s thing from 2007 – which I ranted on about re: hackability. I’m not sure the thing above is any better to be honest… unless the phone is open-sourced. Then you can program it yourself – and as an iphone (I mean that generically) is (as I keep saying) basically a detachable head, you’ll be able to use it for detachable head stuff… like… errr… hassling the cat via remote-control, from the other side of the world, or checking if you’ve left the gas on… from the other side of the world. That sort of thing.