I'm reading and translating a text about smart products and smart makers from the Economist. Here is the link:
"Today the queerness of many products is material rather than metaphysical. Stuffed with sensors and microchips, ever more of them really can communicate, via the “internet of things”, with each other and with human beings."
Does "Queerness" mean here how strange and unusual they are or it means something different?
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
Just a few decades ago, Roland Barthes was looking at plastic as a substance from alchemy, one that denied nature and replaced it. The queerness of technology has always been with us.