Just when you think that technology can’t go further, you discover a new piece of mind-blowing equipment. This morning I saw a tweet about the new pPhone the just-released smart phone created for plants. Think of it…my plants could call to let me know if they need more water or compost. I won’t have to pay attention to the weather anymore because the plants can monitor it with the weather app on their phones.
No more guessing about nutrients that the soil might be lacking – there’s an app for that! My shade plants can send a text when they’re getting too much sun and those needing more light for photosynthesis will be able to drop me a message on Facebook. Who knows, maybe the plants will have their own social networking site. Leafbook, or Stembook anyone?
Do you think all of my plants will need their own phones or can a group of them share? Will they be calling each other, do you think? Wait a minute…could they be posting embarrassing photos of my gardening mistakes on plant message boards? Would the plants be sharing these phones with the wildlife? Could this lead the birds to start tweeting on Twitter instead of singing out loud? Might the plants use this new technology to band together and make collective demands?
Hmmm…maybe Malus needs to think this through.