Integrating people with phones?
According to the Times report, both Apple and Google are funding research so integrate the smart phone into something attachable to your own body. This might be something that can stick to your clothing, or as one possible prototype proposes, a glass watch that is wearable on the user's wrist and can fulfill commands using the Siri technology.
Futurist Michael Liebhold believes this technology will eventually lead to a full integration between person and computer. He envisions screens being attached to glasses and contact lenses, thus allowing individual users to customize their appearances for each and every single person. In any event, this avenue of research can certainly lead to the frontier of the next great technological innovation, and it appears, again, that Apple is set to be a part of this revolution.