In Cognitive Science we discussed the idea of technology reading the user's mind. Not too long after, this article from Fast Company was published: "One Day Soon, Could Our Phones Anticipate Our Desires, Like A Psychic Butler?" It is about a student concept app, Opportune, that scans a person's internet activity for clues of their current desires and at the same time scans everyone else's activity. By coordinating the locations, needs and offerings, the app acts as a matchmaker–leading to a face-to-face meeting with a stranger that has what the user needs.
This idea supports other thoughts that have been circulating: how to foster skill sharing? Other uses for the BarCamp scheduling concept–matching teachers with learners? Where do those interchanges physically take place? How do people get matched up? This app sounds like a solid attempt at creating a tool that facilitates those interactions.