This summer, keyboards the size of a pack of gum are replacing cumbersome fold-ups and tiny PDA keyboards--perhaps for good. These keyboards are virtual--bright-red laser beams project QWERTY characters on any surface, like a desk or an airplane tray table, and a tiny camera watches which keys your fingers tap.
With a click of the mouse, Misa Kondo gives herself bigger eyes. Click, click. Now she has a smaller nose. The 11-year-old stands back and admires her new image on the computer screen inside Tokyo's National Science Museum. "I could look this cute with only a few changes!" she exclaims.