An absolutely great article.
Imagine, if you will, “supermechanical” mechanisms in the future. Example: your wallet gets physically tougher to open as you get closer to your budget. It is the merger of wireless mesh networks in consumer and home electronics along with mechanical tweaks to pre-existing objects.
Think about this in healthcare.
Imagine a shoe that would literally not allow you to lace it up if it noticed dangerously high peak pressure levels (or dangerous inflammation via thermometric sensors) plantarly in your diabetic foot? !