We know that Weinberger was speaking of a metaphorical room, yet the developments in space-based sensors are progressing in such interesting ways.
MIT researchers put together a sensing board that can track motion, sound, pressure, humidity, temperature, light intensity, electromagnetic interference, and more.
It could be used to do things like figure out how many paper towels you’ve got left, detect when someone enters or leaves a building, or keep an eye on an elderly family member.
Or more. (Link)