I don’t know if you’re like me, but even though I have a massive pile of paper on my desk I can often find exactly what I’m looking for. One reason for this is because the brain has a spatial organizing system. The accelerating rate of technological change is making it increasingly difficult for me to organize all of the information I have.

No need to worry, researchers at the University of Massachusetts are now developing a personal organizing system that allows people to organize digital records in 3-D. The example cited in this article is the idea of posting a receipt for a business trip to Paris next to a photo of the Eiffel Tower. The device that will allow you to do this is the cellphone which, as this video shows, is becoming very good at facilitating “augmented reality.”