David Rose, an MIT Media Lab researcher and author of 'Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things,' recently spoke to NYT about what living in a more connected world really means, and why we shouldn't shy away from it.
Rose explains, "Enchanted objects are ordinary things that have the same functionality that they had before, except now they can talk. They're connected. These are ordinary things that have extraordinary capabilities." Instead of being completely about efficiency, these objects now have the capacity to weave emotion into our menial, everyday tasks, essentially putting "magic in the mundane."
Rather than being overwhelmed, Rose encourages us to open ourselves up to the opportunity. If designed the right way, enchanted objects can be seamlessly integrated into our lives.
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