What if the Internet could ‘feel’ you? Guess what? It can.

The building serves as a testing ground for developing and perfecting wireless sensing technology to connect major chunks of the real world to the Internet. Such networks could monitor the environment for pollutants, gauge whether structures are at risk of collapse or remotely follow medical patients in real time….Once the stuff of science fiction, wireless sensor networking is quickly catching on, attracting the attention of the military, academics and corporations. Just as the Internet virtually connected people with personal computers, the prospect of wireless arrays sprinkled in buildings, farmland, forests and hospitals promise to create unprecedented links between people and physical locations.

Read this article from WIRED

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