With the Internet of Things, controlling objects daily is becoming real. Recognizing that most “smart” objects can’t communicate with each other, and often only serve one function, Valentin Heun at MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Lab introduced an app, Reality Editor, aiming to empower users to integrate their smart tools. When you connect dots on your finger tip featuring the app, smart objects in a room start communicating each other. While there’s no shortage of skepticism about the IoT, a combination of individual creativity and Reality Editor could bring interesting outcomes to human interactions and physical environment outside of a room.
*GIF via Fast Co.Design