Interacting With Street Furniture

Although I don’t have a car, a cell phone, a microwave, or a Facebook account, I am not by any means a luddite; I recognize the value of some technology. A few weeks ago, for example, I published a story about how an advertising billboard in Brazil was being used to attract and kill zika-carrying mosquitoes.

Now, there is this: street furniture that can interact with the deaf, the blind, the disabled, and others.

I think this is a marvellous idea and I would encourage its further development.

[Note; I recognize the possibilities for control and tracking inherent in such a system, but we should not allow one’s totalitarian paranoia to get in the way of systems that can seriously help people]



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