designer's own words:My son will be 14 in 2020. I visualize a communication device for him that is exciting and can be carried anywhere, anytime while still connected to the cloud. I chose the shape of a sphere which functions as a touch-sensitive display surface. This design is so novel and stirring that a whole new generation of informatics solutions can grow out of it. LifeSphere is not only a fancy surfing and communication gadget: it is a new expression of identity.