This is an interesting example of how everyday objects are beginning to communicate with us in a more direct manner. I hate the term ‘Smart’ technology but along those lines, what happens when all the potted plants in everyone’s houses can ask for water and tell us how they are doing?
Plants Can Twitter for Water with New Device – PC Magazine – Researchers have designed a system that combines a soil moisture sensor, a micro-controller and custom software to allow a plant to send out tweets on its status. Messages can be customized by the user to make them more unique. In fact one of the researcher’s plant ‘Pothos’ has more than 2,300 followers on Twitter.