HP’s Intelligent Infrastructure Lab is working to build an intelligent network of billions of nano-scale sensors that can feel, taste, smell, see and hear what is going on in the world and communicate that information over fast and powerful computing networks so it can be analyzed and acted upon quickly.
At an HP IMAGINE/INNOVATE Dialog event in Washington last Tuesday, Jeff Wacker, HP Services Innovation Lead and Fellow, HP Enterprise Services, discussed this unique technology, highlighting how CeNSE, or “Central Nervous System for the Earth,” can help us understand the seismic properties of our world. Leaders from government, industry and think tanks joined the conversation.
Below, Wacker describes the effect of policy on technologies like CeNSE. Rodney Sobin of the Alliance to Save Energy notes the insights shared on the potential that the use of advanced sensing technology can bring to energy efficiency initiatives, while David Fiorino of American University’s Center for Environmental Policy highlights the benefits of sharing technology and policy ideals in the natural setting provided by the event.
Read more about CeNSE and the “Listening to the Earth” event
in GreenBiz here: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2010/11/17/sensing-fu