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The latest news comes from the computer and printing company Hewlett-Packard, which recently announced it's working on a project it calls the "Central Nervous System for the Earth." In coming years, the company plans to deploy a trillion sensors all over the planet.
Wow though. Just...wow. I hope HP make better earth-sensors than they used to make printers.
Hartwell, the HP researcher, says the only way people can combat huge problems like climate change and biodiversity loss is to have more information about what's going on."Frankly, I think we have to do it, from a sustainability and environmental standpoint," he said.Even though the first application of HP's "Central Nervous System for the Earth" project will be commercial, Hartwell says the motives behind smart dust are altruistic."People ask me what my job is, and I say, well, I'm going to save the world," he said..