Is it possible to interact with your plants?

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Helene Steiner a research is now working on the capability of digitally communicating with plants using nature’s own language.

Communication is the key to all life, society, and worlds. It allows the passing of information, which is needed to sustain life. Communication allows us to understand each, which determines how interaction proceeds. All life forms have some way of communicating with their kind. Although humans have many different languages, our communication is based on verbal speech. Our language has expanded to encompass reading and writing the basis is verbal speech. In the animal kingdom the majority of their communication is based on body language and marking, making sight and senses and important component. Plants communicate using electro-chemical signals, a very foreign way of communication for us humans.

Helene Steiner a research is now working on the capability of digitally communicating with plants using nature’s own language.  The digital communication uses electro-chemical signals, bringing together both the natural and digital worlds. Steiner is calling this project “project Florence” and has collaboration from Microsoft research. Steiner has created a platform that can take the large amounts of information that plants synthesize and trigger a response using lighting frequencies. Plant responses can be measured at their tissue level by attached electrodes linked to a modified circuit board for bioelectric signals. With this platform and design we will have the ability to have some rudimentary conversations with plants. The plant will not be able to fully understand the linguistic information however we will be able to make influences

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