Every so often we see new developments in home construction techniques, but sadly, most don't make it to market. Here is another technology that i hope beats the trend. As someone who grew up living in concrete houses (floors, walls, ceilings, etc) I miss the sound absorption and temperature regulation they provide.
This video shows the inkjet printer technique being applied to a large scale. The video starts with small creations and grows in scale. The creation on the video is not very pleasing, so ignore that design and imagine your own.
Microsoft's Bing is poised to overtake Google Maps in creative uses of the mapping user interface.
The implications for real estate are endless. Imagine going from city map to street map, to bird's eye view to street view -- and then walking into a photosynth-powered virtual tour of the interior of a listing.