This week would mark a big event by the folks over at Google, as Google I/O will be held at the Moscone Center, and being the cutting edge company that they are, it seems that attendees who will be making their way to Google I/O will be tracked regardless of where they are. An invasion of privacy? Not quite, as Google’s Cloud Platform Developer Relations team is currently working on what they call the Data Sensing Lab, which will make use of a network of Arduino sensors in order to collect ambient data, translating it afterwards into easily understood visualizations.
Even minor details such as fluctuations in temperature, air quality and humidity will be kept track of, in addition to staples such as noise levels and foot traffic so that the person(s) checking out these information will be able to enjoy a panoramic breakdown of activity in real-time, all within the proverbial four walls of the Moscone Center. With inventions such as these, you can bet your bottom dollar that smart buildings are not too far off in the future – perhaps this is the genesis of a potential horror known as the Red Queen?
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