A friend taught me about XBOX 360 new interface called Natal. In short words, it has cameras and sensors in front of the console instead of the WII-like interfaces. And you can play or interact with virtual AIs through this interface.
As we used to say at college, Nintendo was smart but used a simple solution to create seamless control of its games, but Microsoft was smarter and created a real solution.
You know, the technology for this new thing that Microsoft released as a product have existed for decades. It was just impossible to have hardware that responded fast enough to enable a real and actual solution.
Microsoft kicked a real ass with this new Natal thing. They put mankind in a new level. To me, technology is now separated by the singular event of the creation and the release of Natal.