On Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 4:51:26 PM UTC-5, Jibini Kula
Post by Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha Post by Juho Julkunen
?The Internet of Disposable Things Will Be Made of Paper and
?The year is 2028. It?s 8 p.m. on a Wednesday night and
you?re famished. You?re staring wistfully at the only
remaining item in your refrigerator: a package of sausages
with an unappetizing grayish hue. Ugh. Did they always look
like that? Are they still safe to eat? In 2018, you?d have
to rely on your sense of smell and take a gamble. But in
2028, you might simply wave your smartphone over the
package. The smartphone interrogates the package?s embedded
sensor, which measures the concentration of gases associated
with meat decomposition. The smartphone displays the message
?Safe to eat within the next 20 hours,? and then offers a
list of recipes for cooking with sausages. Too hungry to
bother with the recipes, you tear open the package, toss the
sausages into a frying pan, and discard the package?along
with its sensor technology.?
Yup, I can see this.
Waving a smarphone over the package seems like a superfluous
step. Can't the refrigerator tell me that? Or the package?
I would think that the package would have a sensor that would
actually measure any decomposition toxins inside the package,
powered by the refrigerator light coming on.
This "wave the smart phone" thing seems outdated and archaic.
Actually, I can imagine this. I'm assuming we have something a
bit more sophisticated than a chemical patch that changes color,
but less than a complex and expensive device with a display and
If the sensor in the package was essentially passive and
unpowered, it could look like an RFID from a communications
standpoint. Bring your phone with its near-field communications
turned on up to it, and it could power the sensor enough to do
its operations, and transmit data back to the phone, which
It's still easier, and more reliable, for the refrigerator to
handle it. You can go to the refrigerator while leaving your phone
in the other room, but it's hard to go to the refrigerator without
the refrigerator. Plus, the refrigerator could easily include
little spotlights to highlight a) the food that's expired, or b)
all of the needed ingredients for tonight's entree. Or c) both,
using different colors.
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