Radiation, nitrates and humidity — oh my! The Lapka Personal Environmental Monitor will be hitting store shelves late this year with a $US230 price tag. It will measure the amount of radiation and EMF fields penetrating your personal space, while tracking the amount of nitrates (residue from industrial fertilisers) covering your salad, as well as the current temperature and humidity.
All of this data is then safely stored on your iPhone, or at least that’s what the marketing material says it can do. Marketing materials also say that you should be reading this article inside your internet-connected cybernetic mind while racing along to Mars University on your hoverboard. So what do you think, is this the real deal in personal space monitoring, or is it just another red herring? Also, since when is the presence of nitrates the only determinant of “organic-ness”?