Technology Detector :: 2002

The Technology Detector is a tool to discover and uncover the technology that pervades our world. Inspired by my friend Rahul Bhargava at Institute of the Future, the Technology Detector means to arm technocrats/technophobes with a means of exploiting/avoiding the technology which is becoming ubiquitous to our world and lives.

The Technology Detector contains sensors to detect high freqency EM fields, such as wireless computer networks, infrared emmitters common to night vision security cameras and automatic toilet flushers, and low frequency EM fields coming from anti-theft protection hardware and RF tag readers. The information from this suite of sensors is displayed on the front panel through indicator LEDs and a Collective Technology Meter.