NEIL GERSHENFELD is author of "When Things Start to Think." (Henry Holt) He talks about his research into the future technology. This includes shoes with computers in them, Refrigerators that tell you when the milk is expired, and coffee cups that know how you like your coffee. He co-directs the Things That Think research consortium at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Ma. 12:58:30 NEXT SHOW PROMO (:29) PROMO COPY GUEST HOST BARBARA BOGAEV On the next Fresh Air. . . last century's communications breakthrough... The Telegraph. We hear from TOM STANDAGE author of The Victorian Internet. Then the technology of tomorrow... with NEIL GERSHENFELD, director of the MIT LAB's "Things that Think" consortium. That's all coming up on the next Fresh Air.