TalesOfThings.com – Letting Every Item Tell Its Story

  • August 19, 2010

TalesOfThings.comThere are few startups that make us think about the possibilities brought by the Internet of Things like this one. As you know, the concept of “the Internet of Things” alludes to the connections that are formed between physical objects and the Web by the fact of becoming tagged and being able to relay data.

Well, the Tales of Things website takes such a concept as far as it can be taken and it lets you add memories and stories to just any object of yours by using read/write QR codes.

That is, the company has developed a series of codes that let users preserve their memories by having them attached to the objects/places that mean something to them. The system works by having you photograph the object of place that is meant to be tagged, add the words that you want to be added and then print a QR code that will be generated specifically for that item or place.

Any object that is labelled like this can be tracked from that point onwards, and when the object is scanned at a later date it can tweet out its memories too. In this way, the site lets people interact with their surroundings in a different way, and make them become fully aware of the stories that might have taken place somewhere before they got there.

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