The idea of Container Union is based on the assumption that the objects might communicate each other. It would not stay in a science fiction due to the emergence of Internet of Things.
What is Internet of Things?
Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.*
IoT technology enables to track human behaviors. It also allows for communication between objects without human interaction. With the help of IoT, it is technically feasible to expect intelligent objects as described.
I have discovered that most innovative IoT technologies have focused on producing business-oriented and feature-rich devices under the name of “smart.” For instance, a smart alarm clock has the functionality to speak weather and traffic information with voice recognition. The state-of-the-art battery encompasses home monitoring as well as door locking. Let’s think these products from the object perspective. An alarm clock may not want to tell weather to its owner. It may want respect from the owner because its owner doesn’t wake up in time. The smart battery may want to tell its owner not to forget to charge frequently to maintain its performance.
Humans have technology to give incredible functionality to the objects, but the kind of function shows our attitude to the objects. Designers and developers should be able to design new products in more a humane and respectful way. IoT technology is not only an opportunity to start a new business but also a chance to have a better relationship with an object.