Science-loving researchers at the University of Tokyo have combined a couple of contemporary technologies into a experimental set of slick 'memory goggles.' After a period of training, the goggles are capable of recognizing and organizing visual information, including, for example what a CD, hammer, or sandwich look like. Once the 'Cyber Goggles' are docked with a computer, the user can than search his database of recorded video for objects. So if you lost your Xbox controller, you should be able to do a 'Xbox controller' search and, viola, hey, you left it under the couch, smart-guy.
Unfortunately, to use the Cyber Goggles you have to wear a computer on your back. But in a couple of years this computer should be quite small. The goggles also have a little LCD screen on them, so you can double-check that the goggles have the right object stored when you are looking at stuff. Although it is not implemented now, it seems like it would be a piece of cake to add a microphone and voice recognition software into the goggles, removing the need for another computer entirely.
With the help of the Cyber Goggles, hopefully you'll never have to remember anything ever again; because, as everyone knows, remembering stuff is a hassle. But in addition to these memory-empowering abilities of the Cyber Goggles, researches also hope that they could applied to other potential applications, such as aiding in the development of visual information processing for robots.