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Did You Catch David Rose on the Daily Show?

TEDxBeaconStreet 2014 speaker and MIT Media Lab scientist David Rose was chatting up Jon Stewart on last night’s episode of The Daily Show. David shared his new book Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things and a handful of clever inventions leveraging wireless smart technology in everyday objects including the award-winning GlowCap, the first Internet-connected medication packaging. David is also co-founder and CEO of Ambient Devices where he created glanceable technology, embedding Internet information in everyday objects like light bulbs and umbrellas to make the physical objects an interface to digital information. For more information, read David’s full bio and come see him live at TEDxBeaconStreet 2014.

The Daily Show
Inventor David Rose on The Daily Show.

About David’s Book, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things:

We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development: the Internet of Things. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and learn to think on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices—which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace—Enchanted Objects.

Some believe the future will look like more of the same—more smartphones, tablets, screens embedded in every conceivable surface. Rose has a different vision: technology that atomizes, combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living. Such technology will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancing human relationships and channeling desires for omniscience, long life, and creative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fiction will enter real life.

Groundbreaking, timely, and provocative, Enchanted Objects is a blueprint for a better future, where efficient solutions come hand in hand with technology that delights our senses. It is essential reading for designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone who wishes to understand the future and stay relevant in the Internet of Things.