Linked by David Adams on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 17:32 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
In the News The idea is for the Urban OS to gather data from sensors buried in buildings and many other places to keep an eye on what is happening in an urban area. The sensors monitor everything from large scale events such as traffic flows across the entire city down to more local phenomena such as temperature sensors inside individual rooms. The OS completely bypasses humans to manage communication between sensors and devices such as traffic lights, air conditioning or water pumps that influence the quality of city life.
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RE: Not an operating system
by zima on Fri 7th Oct 2011 06:17 UTC in reply to "Not an operating system"
zima
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2005-07-06

Perhaps it's better to be happy with the name - what would you prefer, that or "city cloud"? ("fog"?)

As for the general idea... for this to make proper sense, it would probably be advisable for us to get over the abomination of suburban sprawl.

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