The Smartest Building in the World


The building of the future necessitated invention. Several stand out. The super-efficient LED panels, made by Philips specifically for the Edge, require such a trickle of electricity they can be powered using the same cables that carry data for the Internet. The panels are also packed with sensors—motion, light, temperature, humidity, infrared—creating a “digital ceiling” that wires the building like synapses in a brain.

A fascinating read, and the kind of building that I’d enjoy working in. It sounds like something out of a science-fiction novel.1

  1. Actually, to me, it sounds like something out of a specific science fiction novel: Omnitopia: Dawn by Diane Duane. Good read, check it out. 

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