Friday, October 24, 2008

the plant that blogs

Midori-san has one of the world's most interesting and unusual blogs. The information is unique and the content is scintillating. For example, her latest entry said, "It was cloudy today. It was a cold day."

Doesn't sound like much? Well, consider that Midori-san is a plant that resides in a cafe near Tokyo. Did you get that? A plant. A sweetheart plant, to be specific.

Midori-san measures 16 inches tall and makes her home in a pot. According to researcher Satoshi Kuribayashi, plants have thoughts and feelings that they can communicate. So, he has hooked up electrodes that gets data from her and then a computer translates it into a language we can all understand.

Just recently, she blogged, "Today was a sunny day and I was able to sunbathe a lot... I had quite a bit of fun today," (No word on how they authenticate their translation.)


the actual blog (written in Japanese)


Just the other day, I was having a little chat with my rhododendron and it said, "It is appalling to me that so few homo-sapiens are inclined to acknowledge that plants can articulate coherent thought." And I said, "yeah."

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