When the ordinary becomes extraordinary: The ‘enchanted’ objects of David Rose

When the ordinary becomes extraordinary: The ‘enchanted’ objects of David Rose Posted by Jonathan Holdowsky

A while ago, I came across a quote from Khalil Gibran—“Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.”

I was reminded of this notion when I recently attended a talk given by David Rose, technology entrepreneur and lecturer at the MIT Media Lab. There, Rose spoke about “GlowCaps”, a pill bottle he developed that is designed to send sound, light, and text reminders when the patient fails to take the medication at the prescribed time. GlowCaps is but one example of what Rose calls an “enchanted” object—everyday items endowed with the ability to serve human needs thanks to the connectivity technologies made possible by the Internet of Things (IoT).
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