So what happens once a table, or book, or living room, has access to computation? Why is this exciting? What happens when you point a camera (or, in the future, who knows, a magic wand) at objects, or places, or situations? I’m not smart enough to predict it, but we could look at other categories of objects that, at one point, gained access to a network. When speakers got access to a network, they started talking to us, listening to us, and telling us when to leave for work. When cars got access to a network (uber/lyft,) an entire transportation industry was transformed in a few years. When houses gained access to a network (airbnb,) you could travel anywhere in the world and have a place to stay. When your friends got access to a network (facebook, instagram,) how we communicated radically changed overnight (teens don’t go outside anymore, right?).