Tired of what they deemed static and boring street signs, a team of Brooklyn inventors calling itself Breakfast has created what it hopes is the street sign of the future.
After testing out Points in the video above, we can report that the future is here.
Unlike normal signs that display static information, Points constantly changes the information on its directional arms. So if someone wants to know which cool events are happening in the area, Points will display a few of the best options on its arms and their distance. It will also move its arms to point out the event’s direction.
Same goes for public restrooms, landmarks, restaurants and public transit stops. Points is connected to the Internet and can therefore use RSS feeds and social media sites such as Foursquare and Twitter to help people find what is around them.
“A phone only does so much,” said Breakfast’s co-founder and creative director Andrew Zolty, when explaining why he and his team made Points. “You have to take itRead More »from Could This Be the Smartest Street Sign in the World?