…it’s only a matter of time before these sensors move beyond the smartphone and into people’s clothes, glasses and homes. ”Sensors will be everywhere in the next few years and will be able to help people become more conscious of the environment and our own health,” explained Mr. Vigna. “Your socks, shoes, glasses and even your garbage can will have sensors inside designed to help you manage everything from your effects on the environment to your health.”(via The Sensors Are Coming! - NYTimes.com)
Considering that many things are diffusing faster sensors have had a pretty slow growth into the public the last decade. I have talked a lot about the spreading of sensors 10+ years ago, but for most people it is simply not visible. The birth of the iPhone and the Wii is changing that and now I recognize that people in general begins to grasp the significance of sensors. Or they are at least getting a glimpse of them before they turn completely invisible and transform our world from the inner of the objects of our daily lives.
P A Martin Börjesson
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