In this video Ken Goldberg explains the Telegarden-project and gives you an impression of that project.
At the telegarden, it was possible to view plants from the perspective of the robo-arm, to seed your own plant and to water the plants.
Also Ken Goldberg talks about how people build relationships to their plants and what are the users talking about between each other. So the Telegarden was not just a garden that can be controlled over the web. It has build a network were people get connected to each other, too.
So telegarden becomes an early project that connects people. Today people are connected via the Internet by message-services, online-games, etc. Telegarden gave a frist impression of what could come next when people are getting closer to each other.
Link to the Telegarden-projectpage: