Waste bins that say they’re full, grit bins which tell you they’re empty, drains which ask to be cleaned and trees which demand water.
It sounds futuristic, but the technology is available, and it’s coming to Sheffield.
By spring, the city’s highways contractor, Amey, will have created a digitised public highway network for Sheffield, with thousands of individual wireless sensors communicating via smart sensors.
Source: City’s highway network gets UK’s latest smart tech overhaul | Sheffield Newsroom | Sheffield City Council
An interesting article, with an even more interesting view point.
I believe it is true that the younger generation of today are so used to electronic gaming, which they appear to enjoy and are willing to learn about. But is this true of education today or are they still using the old, tried and trusted methods, which some of the youngsters of today could well find boring and uninteresting and so are not as willing to learn from as previous generations.
As interests are being expanded and geared to a more modern approach, should not the same be so for education?
Found on the blog of Human Interest, reblogged from MindMake