HP Labs has announced a project they've dubbed the CeNSE (Central Nervous System for the Earth) - their ambitious attempt to build a planet-wide infrastructure for a future Internet of Things.

HP Labs has announced a project they've dubbed the CeNSE (Central Nervous System for the Earth) -  their ambitious attempt to build a planet-wide infrastructure for a future Internet of Things.

The CeNSE plan is to build a foundation of billions of  “tiny, cheap, tough and exquisitely sensitive detectors,” which react to motion and accelerometer vibration. Project Team Lead Peter Hartwell anticipates these to be

“stuck to bridges and buildings to warn of structural strains or weather conditions [and] they might be scattered along roadsides to monitor traffic, weather and road conditions.”

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