“Homegrown Terra-rists” Ignite Video
The Ignite Show just posted episode 2, Kati’s Botanicalls Ignite NYC talk from back in September 2008 during Web 2.0 Expo. You may want to skip past the intro…and start at 1:33.
The Botanicalls system and applications use networked open source hardware and software to allow plants to communicate with people on people’s terms – using the telephone, text messages or twitter.
Plants Text Message Farmers When Thirsty
ScienceDaily (May 5, 2008) — Beginning this crop season, farmers will be able to receive text messages on their cell phones from their plants saying whether they are thirsty or not.
Thirsty Plants Text For Help: Interactive Telecommunications Researchers Develop A Device For Plants To Send Text Messages
To communicate, probes in the soil emit electric waves. A voltage level based on the moisture content is sent through two wires to a circuit board that compares the optimum moisture level with the current one. A local network receives this data and allows the plant to send a message through the device.
Phi Beta Iota: We continue to believe that the US Government should integrate the totality of the federal budget under three Vice Presidents for, respectively, Commonwealth; Education, Intelligence & Research; and National Security. Changes to the Earth that used to take 10,000 years now take three, and the politicization of science and education, like the politicization of intelligence, has made us deaf, dumb, and blind to what really matters for the survival of humanity–the state of the Earth and the state of humanity on Earth.