David Kirkpatrick

February 1, 2010

“Smart dust”

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:27 pm

Via KurzweilAI.net — Not certain how I feel about this. Seems like a lot of potential for abuse.

Smart Dust? Not Quite, but We’re Getting There
New York Times, Jan. 30, 2010

While smart dust* is not here yet, smaller, faster and cheaper technology has reached the point where sensors may soon as powerful as tiny computers.

One example: Intel is developing RFID technology that adds an accelerometer and programmable chip in a millimeter-sized package, powered by ambient radio power from television, FM radio and WiFi networks.

* Tiny digital sensors, strewn around the globe, gathering information and communicating with powerful computer networks to monitor, measure and understand the physical world
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