Forget a message in a bottle. Instead, let us introduce you to a message in a balloon.聽Attachment聽is a聽whimsical, automated 鈥淧oetry Machine鈥 balloon聽that encapsulates a tweet-length message along with a聽secret code that leads you to a supplemental image or video on their website.

There鈥檚 no telling where the balloon will land or who will find it to retrieve the message鈥 or if there will be anyone around at all. If聽someone does find it, they can read your tangible tweet, connect to the website and enter the secret code to discover the accompanying image or video. Basic balloons and secret videos and images on the Internet 鈥 it鈥檚 the perfect marriage of low-tech and high-tech, if you ask us.

And while the fact that no one may ever find your message might disturb you,聽Fast Company聽aptly points out that you鈥檙e probably doing this sort of thing every day: 鈥淩eleasing a balloon into the air and hoping a stranger finds it isn鈥檛 all that different from sending a tweet via a global network checking if a random follower gives it a star or RT.鈥

Creator and ECAL student聽David Columbini聽and the Attachment team are still making adjustments to the Poetic Machine and finalizing their research on the environmental impact of the carrier balloons and message tubes. According to their聽We Make It crowdfunding site,聽they will use聽biodegradable latex balloons, and the tube is made of a biodegradable material, PLA (a polymer-based or seaweed maize). You can send your first message for $10, which is nearly the same price of a greeting card really.

Until they鈥檙e fully funded, you can ponder what your first mystery message will say鈥

Would you send a Tweet via weather balloon? Let us know what it would be in the comments below.聽

(h/t FastCo Design)