In the spectrum of strange and weird experiments, the Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences in the US is testing whether talking to a plant indeed helps it grow.
Somewhere in the museum there’s a plant basking in the love of the dulcet tones of Twitter and there’s one in a room right nearby that is all alone.
Custom “tweet to speech” technology has been developed for the experiment, which reads each Tweet out loud to one of the plants.
To some people talking to a plant might be a bit mad, the kind folk in Twitter land have took to the idea like ducks to water. People apparently have many things they’d like to say to the plant ranging from encouraging to existential to entirely random.
So far the plant that has digital company is in a very slight lead. It is an inch taller with slightly larger and greener leaves.
Do give it a shout out #talktoaplant.
By Ciaran Moran