This idea, by Eindhoven graduate Jelte Van Geest, is for a smart chair. Wave your library card in front of the chair's sensor and it will follow you around like a lovesick puppy, providing somewhere for you to park your butt while you flick through various tomes in the library. Now, is this where I write something about saluting our smart-chair overlords, or something? [Core77 via Fresh Creation]
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