These guys mounted HD cameras to the international space station and is now streaming – free of charge the first full color HD video of earth from space. The whole world, all the time, in high definition - available to anyone with an Internet connection. They can spot objects (according to the company “as small as one metre”). Bottom line – great example of democratization of technology. A small team of individuals can now do what in any previous time only companies / governments can do. As the video resolution continue to raise exponentially, companies like URTHECAST could soon help you find an empty parking spot (if your car won’t drop you and find one itself by then…). Already today they can track animal migration, traffic…etc..
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A very innovative educational approach to Smart Cities using Lego. Congrats to the SalesForce team - it looked like an awesome set. The beauty of relying on Lego is that we're so accustomed to using them as analogies for the real world that the whole concept of a #SmartCity can be absorbed in a few seconds. Lego has been creating these amazing replicas using bricks and their little yellow characters in so many configurations that you can build entire cities, even mimicking real ones if you have the patience and the proper bricks. As robotic and programmable approach is already embedded in Lego sets such as the Lego Mindstorms ones, it makes for great showcase material when you try to give an holistic sense of what a #Smartcity could look like. Unlike a static demonstration using traditional landscape and plastic cars / figures, sensing the pulse of the animated city gives the extra-edge to help people transition from the idea/concept of smart cities to tangible experiments and benefits. So... are you already thinking in building one in your office ?
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