A distributed weather prediction system using cellular phones
Wether prediction today, is done with the help of thousands of sensors and balloons (or more).
How much better and accurate will weather prediction get if we add millions or even a billion more sensors?
I guess a lot.
Imagine every new cellphone sold comes with a temperature, wind speed, air density and whichever other sensors are possible.
Big statistical modeling can take all these read points and try to identify patterns in reading and correlation with actual weather affects like tsunamis and hurricanes.
A small change in some remote location might affect your neighborhood, somewhat of butterfly effect predictor.
Weather prediction is a world pandemic so maybe we can even regulate mandatory sensors in every new cellphone sold. Maybe google can just include it in their x.x pastry API?
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