MIT mobile experience lab’s latest experiment is The Cloud, a pseudo-organic life form made of carbon glass that perceives humans using hundreds of sensors. It responds with sounds and light, using more than 15,000 individually-controlled optical hairs. That’s 64 kms of fibre optics inside this 4-metre long furry. After seeing it in action, I have to admit that there’s something strangely sensual and even erotic about it. Or maybe it’s just the pretty girl in the tight pink dress caressing it in the video.