I Just Called To Say “I’m Thirsty”

The silly reason of news has arrived a little early with this story of thirsty plants phoning their owners to ask for more water.

A group of post-grads at New York University, have been working on a project they call “Botanicals”, which consists on a water sensor in the soil, connecting over a wireless LAN to place a phone call when the plant needs attention.

And if it’s not weird enough to get calls from your plants, each one is given a voice with a distinct characteristic – Scots Moss, as an example, phones with a Scottish accent.

“We wanted to make sure that you weren’t just getting phone calls that were really needy. So we have them calling you back when you’ve watered them to say thank you for watering me.”

So maybe Prince Charles was right all along.

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