Project Florence's Talking Plant Capsules Allow Plants to Communicate

By: Mishal Omar - Jun 1, 2016
References: coolhunting & fastcodesign
There is a common theory among gardeners and some scientists that talking to plants actually speeds up their ability to grow and Project Florence is attempting to get plants to communicate back by creating talking plant capsules.

The talking plant capsule works by connecting to a computer. The user can type in messages into the computer that are first interpreted either positively or negatively and then translated into something similar to Morse code. From there, sensors in the capsule read how the plant is feeling by detecting moisture and the release of chemicals and then responds to the original positive or negative message. Then using Twitter searches, the plant can communicate in a readable language.

The unique idea was originally intended as an art project but could have important uses in gardening and farming industries.