What if Plants Could Be Smart Home Devices?

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What if plants could be smart home devices? That’s the idea of Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes in their cyborg botany research.

These experiments led the researchers to possible future applications that include sending notifications—the plant might jiggle to alert you when your package is delivered, for instance—or as a motion sensor, which could help you keep track of your pet or be applied to security systems.

Cool idea. When most people talk about “invisible interfaces” they usually mean things like smart clothing or using your voice like with a HomePod. Now if only trees transmitted Wi-Fi…

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  1. geoduck

    Used to be
    “I talk to the trees, but they don’;t listen to me”
    BUT NOW THEY CAN.

    (From the musical Paint Your Wagon in case you’re too young to remember when Clint Eastwood sang.)

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