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Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: San Antonio
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 07-24-2007 23:54

Colorful chairs

The thing Kanaya and his team need to be sure of, said Cagan, is that the furniture behaves consistently and seamlessly and that the technology is robust. You don't want to have to reboot your chair.

So, what color do they turn when you have one too many bean burritos for dinner? Bright red? Rotten-egg greenish-brown?


Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.

Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 07-25-2007 01:37

OK, first of all, the article title says "emotion-sensing furniture," and there is also this:

The interactive set, which could be in shops, airports, museums, or bars within a year or two, uses technology to extend people's emotional state into a room that may be devoid of ancient ideas.

But if you read the rest of the article you find that the furniture actually responds to pressure (not emotion) and changes color to match the color of objects placed on a scanning table.

Secondly, this:

Ancient Japanese people believed that gods lived in all things, whether animate or inanimate. Talking to a wall was not an idle act, but actually a kind of soul-searching. called Shinto, and it is still practiced by ancient Japanese people today.

Extremely crappy journalism, but very interesting technology.

Suho: | Cell 270 | Sig Rotator | the Fellowship of Sup

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 07-25-2007 11:18

...but can it make a cup of tea? No? Well, what's the point? :P (lol)

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