By Alex Fitzpatrick
November 20, 2014

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KINECT FOR XBOX

HP SPROUT

CAMERAS THAT READ YOUR GESTURES

Enables users to collaborate creatively, play immersive games and control computers without a touch

LEAP MOTION 3-D CONTROLLER

OCULUS RIFT

TOTEM

DISPLAYS THAT SHOW VIRTUAL WORLDS

Mimics the experience of entering a video game, Tron-style–which could portend great things for communication in general

SONY PROJECT MORPHEUS

OMSIGNAL BIOMETRIC SMARTWEAR

DATA HUBS YOU CAN WEAR

Can monitor in real time how users move, eat and sleep, so they can get useful insights about their health

NARRATIVE ALWAYS-ON CAMERA CLIP

GOOGLE GLASS

SMART WATCHES

GOOGLE NOW

APPLE SIRI

SOFTWARE THAT LEARNS FROM YOU

Turns phones into de facto personal assistants that can learn users’ personal lingo, food-ordering habits and more and adjust themselves over time

MICROSOFT CORTANA

Write to Alex Fitzpatrick at alex.fitzpatrick@time.com.

This appears in the December 01, 2014 issue of TIME.

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