In 2011, Berg worked with Google to imagine the service’s manifestation in real life. Here’s the remarkable, working prototype they came up with.
Supermechanical is in the early stages of developing a commercial version of their Proverbial wallets. There are three versions for now: One that buzzes when a transaction hits your bank account; one that becomes harder to open as your bank account thins; and one that physically puffs up when you get paid.
A year ago, two MIT Media Lab graduates raised half a million dollars on Kickstarter to create Twine, a cigarette-pack-sized chunk of Internet magic that promised to turn any object in your home into a web-connected, interactive “smart product.” Want your basement pipes to send you a text message when they’re in danger of freezing up, or your garage door to ping you if you forget to close it? No problem: With Twine, building your own personal “Internet of things” is supposed to be easier than programming a VCR. And now that the product is available for purchase, it looks like creators John Kestner and David Carr have very nearly delivered on that ambitious promise.
A gateway to The Internet Of Things, Twine lets you connect the objects in your home to the digital realm…