Anne Eisenberg’s article at the New York Times discusses a new technology that turns windows, doors, and other sold surfaces into touch-sensitive input devices.
Perhaps in the future, instead of reaching for the remote control to change channels, you’ll give the nearby end table a little rap. Or, mute your teen’s iTunes server by knocking on the wall. (Yelling “Turn that noise down!” will be entirely optional.)
The mind reels at both the possible applications for home automation, and the resulting confusion as one struggles to remember the knock-sequences and sweet spot, that trigger commands.
Visit Sensitive Object to view an intriguing, if not mildly puzzling, demonstration video.
What do you think? (Please, no knock-knock jokes.)