The Opening ceremony was completely inspired and made heavy use of technology in a host of ways. The digital scroll was impressive and worked so well with the dizzying array of human participants as well.
[image of the moving boxes from the Olympic Opening from Boston.com]
I particularly liked the moving boxes, which I thought were so good that they were mechanical. The fact they were human-powered just makes it all the more impressive. They managed to generate quite digital looking effects and motion - like human sized pixels.
For a beautiful suite of imagery from the opening check out boston.com's pages - wonderful.
[image of the stunning architecture from the Olympic Opening from Boston.com]