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At last! Your things step through the Mirror…
8:40 am – you’re getting ready to leave home. On your desk, next to your computer, a halo of light is quietly pulsating. You swiftly flash your car keys at this mysterious device. A voice speaks out: “today, rain 14°C”. The voice continues: “you will get there in 15 minutes”. Your computer screen displays an image from the webcam located along the route you’re planning to travel, while the voice reads out your horoscope for the day. At the same moment, your friends can see your social network profile update to “It’s 8:40, I’m leaving the house”. At the office, your favourite colleague receives an email to say that you won’t be long. And finally, just as you walk through the door, your computer locks.

You personally “scripted” this morning’s scenario: you decided to give your car keys all these powers, because the time you pick them up signals the fact you’re soon going to leave the house.

What if you could obtain information, access services, communicate with the world, play or have fun just by showing things to a mirror, a Mir:ror which, as if by magic, could make all your everyday objects come alive, and connect them to the Internet’s endless wealth of possibilities?

Mir:ror is as simple to use as looking in the mirror – it gives access to information or triggers actions with disarming ease: simply place an object near to its surface. Mir:ror is a power conferred upon each of us to easily program the most ordinary of objects. The revolution of the Internet of Things suddenly becomes a simple, obvious, daily reality that’s within anyone’s reach.

Enter the Mir:ror.

* Violet is not a content provider. We only transmit information already available on the Internet in standard exchange formats (RSS…) and ensure they are converted into formats compatible with the use of your objects. Users are responsible for ascertaining that the type of information they need is available on the Internet, in an open format. Violet can therefore not guarantee that the sample scenarios presented here are possible from everywhere and for all users, even Italians.

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